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2022 年 11 月 9 日星期三,美国总统乔·拜登在美国华盛顿特区白宫国宴厅举行的新闻发布会上微笑。拜登在中期选举后发表讲话,民主党在中期选举中表现好于预期并避免了选举 周二晚上的投票中出现了最坏的情况,因为人们担心的共和党浪潮未能实现。 , 彭博社


“我要说一些令人愤慨的话。 我认为我对美国外交政策的了解与包括基辛格博士在内的任何活着的人一样多,”拜登在加利福尼亚州阿瑟顿的一场筹款活动上说道。

“这就是我一生所做的事情,在过去的 207 年里,”80 岁的历史上最年长的美国总统拜登在一个关于他年龄的笑话中补充道。

基辛格是诺贝尔和平奖获得者,曾在 20 世纪 70 年代担任美国最高外交官和国家安全顾问,为理查德·尼克松和杰拉尔德·福特总统服务,并着有《论中国》和《外交》等多部著作。

基辛格最近庆祝了他的 100 岁生日。 本月早些时候,基辛格在接受彭博新闻社主编约翰·米克尔思韦特采访时表示,他认为,如果紧张局势继续按照“目前的轨迹”发展,中国和台湾之间可能会发生军事冲突。





拜登在加州筹款之旅中,在风险投资家史蒂夫·韦斯特利 (Steve Westly) 和他的妻子安妮塔 (Anita) 的家中发表了有关基辛格的评论,当时他正加大力度争取 2024 年连任。 总统在讲话中吹捧了他的外交政策记录,称他曾警告基辅俄罗斯将入侵乌克兰,俄罗斯总统弗拉基米尔·普京错误地认为北约将在入侵面前分裂。

“如果你注意到的话,普京在入侵时几乎肯定他会分裂北约,”拜登说。 “北约比以往任何时候都更加团结。”

拜登表示,任职这么长时间的好处之一是他能够会见几乎每一位世界领导人。 在成为巴拉克·奥巴马领导下的副总统之前,拜登在特拉华州参议院代表了三十多年,其中包括担任外交关系委员会主席。

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Biden Says His Foreign Policy Knowledge Equals Even Kissinger

Akayla Gardner, Bloomberg News



US President Joe Biden smiles during a news conference in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, US, on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. Biden is speaking following a midterm election in which Democrats fared better than expected and avoided a worst-case scenario in Tuesday night's vote as a feared Republican wave failed to materialize. , Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- President Joe Biden praised his own experience in foreign policy on Monday, saying it was the equal of anyone — including veteran diplomat Henry Kissinger.

“I’m going to say something outrageous. I think I know as much about American foreign policy as anybody living, including Dr. Kissinger,” said Biden at a fundraiser in Atherton, California.

“That’s what I’ve done my whole life, for the last 207 years,” Biden, the oldest US president in history at 80, added in a joke about his age.

Kissinger, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, served as the top US diplomat and national security adviser in the 1970s, serving Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, and is the author of numerous books, including “On China” and “Diplomacy.”

Kissinger recently celebrated his 100th birthday. In an interview earlier this month with Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait, Kissinger said he believes military conflict between China and Taiwan is likely if tensions continue on their “current trajectory.” 

“But I also think the current trajectory of relations must be altered,” he added.

Kissinger spoke days before US Secretary of State Antony Blinken traveled to Beijing, becoming the highest-ranking US official to visit in five years. 

Blinken wrapped up two days of meetings, including talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, and said Monday he hoped the world’s two largest economies would have “better communications, better engagement going forward.”

Biden told reporters there had been progress in restoring US-China ties after the visit. 

Biden made his comments about Kissinger at the home of venture capitalist Steve Westly and his wife Anita, during a fundraising trip to California as he ramps up his 2024 reelection bid. In his remarks, the president touted his foreign policy record, saying he had warned Kyiv that Russia would invade Ukraine and that Russian President Vladimir Putin wrongly thought NATO would fracture in the face of the invasion.

“If you notice, Putin was virtually certain when he invaded that he was going to split NATO,” Biden said. “NATO is more united than it’s ever been.”

Biden said one of the benefits of serving in office for such a long time was that he had been able to meet virtually every world leader. Before becoming vice president under Barack Obama, Biden represented Delaware in the Senate for over three decades, including stints as the chair of the Committee on Foreign Relations.

©2023 Bloomberg L.P.

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