"Instead of projecting strength, Blinken looks emasculated," conservative commentator Steve Guest tweeted.
The Chinese leader made the comments after meeting his Russian counterpart in a visit to Moscow.
Saudi Arabia turned to Beijing rather than Washington to ease tensions with its regional rival Iran.
"These two countries have grown closer," NSC spokesperson John Kirby said. "They are both countries that chafe and bristle at U.S. leadership."
The Pentagon requested a high-level telephone call after the Chinese surveillance balloon was eventually shot down on Saturday.
"The US use of force is a clear overreaction and a serious violation of international practice," China's foreign ministry said about downing the balloon.
Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Michael McCaul, said "we have to be prepared" for a potential military invasion between China and Taiwan.
Over the past weekend, a sensational wave of protests against the regime's COVID-19 restrictions sprang up in cities and at universities across the country, building on months of growing frustration with draconian lockdown measures, and captured the attention of the world.
One expert told Newsweek the tactic is intended to prevent exacerbating ongoing dissatisfaction with the direction of the country.
A senior health official in China said Tuesday that the government would address the issues raised by the public.
Concerns have emerged of production shortages at a critical time for consumers in the United States.
In a nuclear war, "there will be no security for anyone, not for Ukraine, and not for the world," the Global Times wrote in an editorial on Sunday.
While remaining a key ally for Russia, Beijing is taking care not to fall foul of sanctions imposed by the international community.
Ex-Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, James Stavridis, told MSNBC President Xi does not want to go "the full monty" in providing weapons to Moscow.
"I got to know a lot of the foreign leaders and unlike our leader, they're at the top of their game," the former president said on Saturday during a rally.
Illustrations that emerged in the school books in May prompted outcry and the publisher was ordered to redesign the books for the upcoming school semester.
Nancy Pelosi's potential visit has unsettled Beijing, which has made several threats to the U.S. in the past few days.
The island nation has had its air defense forces begin readying for a potential conflict with China, according to SET News on Monday.
A top Biden administration official has explained how the U.S. plans to contain Chinese aggression in the Pacific in coordination with American allies.
The remarks by the former generals come in the wake of China and Russia vetoing further sanctions against North Korea last month for the first time since 2006.
The president has said U.S. policy on Taiwan hasn't changed despite stronger rhetoric during his trip to Asia.
"Our cooperation not only advances the interests of both peoples but also contributes to peace, stability and development in the world," China said.
Yan Jiarong of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games interjected to have the final say on questions related to Taiwan and the Uyghurs.
Chinese Communist Party chairman Xi Jinping is poised to open the 2022 Olympics in Beijing this week.
The low voter engagement came as the elections were held for the first time under new laws that only allow "patriots" loyal to Beijing to run for seats.
The annual meeting—arranged before Monday's Biden-Xi summit—is to take place between Tuesday and Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
"I was so frightened that afternoon, never thinking that this thing could happen," Peng's post said.
While speaking at the COP26 summit Monday, President Joe Biden said that it was a "big mistake" for China not to make an in-person appearance at the talks.
"Nobody wants to see cross-Strait issues come to blows—certainly not President Biden, and there's no reason that it should," Austin said.