Oval Office resident Joe Biden and President of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) held a two hour telephone call on Thursday, July 29, 2022. The White House readout of the confab makes it like President Xi and Biden were just two executives talking company business. The Chinese readout, on the other hand, had Xi warning Biden against “playing with fire”. It doesn’t sound like Sleepy Joe pushed back. It sounds more like he kowtowed to Xi.