Talking to the Chinese about proposed sales to Taiwan is a clear violation of Ronald Reagan’s Six Assurances, which has formed the basis of American policy toward the island. The Obama administration’s decision to hold consultations with Beijing is allowing authoritarian China to run our foreign policy and determine the defense needs of our friends.Of course, Joe is kind of an unguided missile, so maybe he'll do something unfriendly. He might think he's out campaigning.Who can tell what might run out of his big mouth over there.
Beijing, however, is in no mood to be placated, and our recent friendly gestures have only emboldened it.
Better yet, send him by train. (just tell him it's a slow boat to China)