September 30, 2023

(NewsNation) — President Biden will reduce his Asia-Pacific go to brief and return to the U.S. on Sunday to proceed debt ceiling negotiations, canceling what would have been the primary go to by a sitting U.S. president to a Pacific Island nation.

The White Home introduced on Tuesday that Biden’s deliberate stops in Australia and Papua New Guinea have been canceled because the U.S. tries to reaffirm its ties with Pacific nations amid rising tensions with China.

Gordon Chang, creator of “The Coming Collapse of China,” stated the transfer “was fallacious on all counts,” and Biden ought to’ve continued his journey as a result of the U.S. has handed China a “very large win.”

“It is a debacle for the US, one of the crucial extreme setbacks for American international coverage this century. China, with some very aggressive coverage, was taking up the Pacific,” Chang stated. “Actually, what we have now right here is the US, even when it really works onerous, goes to take years to beat this.”

The president spoke to Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Tuesday to tell him that he could be “suspending” his go to to Australia and invited him for an official go to to the U.S., press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated in a press release.

Jean-Pierre added that the president’s workforce “engaged” with the Papua New Guinea prime minister’s workforce to tell them of the canceled go to.

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Chang stated Biden ought to’ve engaged in debt negotiations through phone, and continued the go to to nations akin to Canberra, however particularly with Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea had declared subsequent Monday a public vacation in anticipation of a historic go to by Biden and different leaders from the area. Expectations have been excessive for what would have been the primary go to by a sitting U.S. President to any Pacific Island nation.

“Now we’re going to must take care of that fallout, Chang stated. “So, China is gonna discipline day with this.”