Unfortunately, this has become the new normal in American diplomacy. If we can simply "understand" a human rights violation such as this, what's to stop us from "understanding" other human rights violations in other parts of the world? Yet giving appropriate recognition for human rights is not the priority of this administration. Mere 'diplomacy' is. And it causes more harm in the international community than this administration is willing to admit.
Though we in this country have refused to force abortion on the population, we have continued to allow it as a matter of choice (refusing, of course, to give the child a choice to live). America must stand for protecting the most innocent among us; the unborn deserve the right to life and these values must be protected beginning in our own country as an example to the rest of the world. Though the statements of Mr. Biden are appalling, they are not altogether surprising from an Administration which has put the right to fund abortion providers and protect abortion laws as an important - if insignificant - part of its present agenda.
After awhile, Vice President Biden attempted to backpedal, but the "clarification" offered little hope that this Administration will be pro-active in pushing China to eliminate this policy as it should. Mr. Biden's later statement may be good enough for the news, but it falls painfully short for those of us waiting for this Administration to stand a firm ground and oppose policies that are as clearly morally abhorrent as China's One-Child policy.