State-owned Chinese outlets call Biden 'irrational,' 'selfish' for visiting Ukraine

By Jen Krausz on
 February 22, 2023

Chinese propaganda outlets are calling President Joe Biden "irrational" and "selfish" for his recent visit to Ukraine, even though Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelensky has been urging Biden to visit for a year.

Biden had planned a visit to Poland to mark the one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but stopped first in Kyiv, Ukraine.

He announced another $500 million aid package to Ukraine while in Kyiv, then moved on to his planned Poland visit on Tuesday.

The Global Times predicted Monday that Biden's visit would lead to a more aggressive counterstrike against Ukraine.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said both sides should negotiate an end to the war by finding a way of making peace.

There are also reports that China is considering giving weapons to Russia to aid it in the war effort, which Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said would carry "consequences."