President Joe Biden was mocked by Chinese state media after apologizing Monday for the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris climate change agreement, with his actions derided as ‘hypocritical and powerless’ and China ridiculing his inability to make even Democrats agree to his climate change plan.

Biden told the opening day of COP26, the climate change summit in Glasgow, that he regretted former President Donald Trump’s decision.

Biden stated Monday that while he shouldn’t apologize, he did apologize for the fact that the United States pulled out of the Paris Accords in the previous administration. 

“That was the first thing that I did when I was elected.” 

Joe Biden is seen addressing the COP26 summit in Glasgow. The president on the first day of the gathering apologized for Donald Trump withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris accord

Joe Biden addresses the COP26 summit at Glasgow. On the first day, the president apologized to Donald Trump for withdrawing the U.S.A from the Paris accord.

Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, is pictured on October 31. He declined to attend the summit

Xi Jinping (the Chinese president) is pictured on Oct 31. He declined to attend summit

China laughed at the president’s apology Tuesday, describing him as weak and insignificant.

Ai Jun wrote an op ed for the state-owned Global Times, “Unlike what Biden may expect, the apology triggered ridicule.” 

“Quite a few netizens from the U.S. claimed they couldn’t wait to 2024 when the Republican Party (or even Donald Trump) will apologize for Biden. 

“Most people believe it was not an apology but a slap in his face, a move that aimed to put all the blame on Trump.

The author described the issue climate change in the U.S. as ‘highlypolarizing’ and said that many Republicans like Trump believe it is a hoax.

Biden was also mocked by the paper for attending a climate conference with a large motorcade.

The author stated that if there was one thing Biden brought to Europe, it would be an 85-car and gas-guzzling motorcade. 

“Other than this, Biden cannot make empty promises at the COP26.”

President Biden's motorcade burned through the Central Belt of Scotland from Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow on Monday

President Biden’s motorcade passed through the Central Belt of Scotland on Monday, starting at Edinburgh Airport and ending at Glasgow. 

It comprised more than 20 vehicles - plus police outriders - but was modest compared with the 85 vehicles he used in Rome

It contained more than 20 vehicles, plus police outriders, but was small compared to the 85 vehicles he used for his Rome trip.

Biden's six-day trip to Europe will release an estimated two million pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere

Biden’s six-day European trip will release approximately two million pounds of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere.

The author laughed at Biden’s inability win over Democrats to support his proposals.

“His apology is meaningless, since he has no plan to keep his promises and can’t guarantee that his commitment won’t be broken by the next administration. 

“Worse still, he is unable to win enough support within his own party to get the green light for his plans.”

The author quoted Xu Liang, an associate professor at the School of International Relations of the Beijing International Studies University, as arguing ‘that the declining US is trapped in a predicament where the best option is to apologize.’

Biden was described by the paper as “disapointing his people”, in particular when he handled the COVID pandemic. The paper said that it was worse than his predecessor’s.

Ai wrote, “If Biden could bring his diplomatic talents into full play and be braver, like lowering some Chinese tariffs, he might face huge pressure temporarily.”

“One thing is certain: political infighting will continue, which exhausts US strength in dealing domestically and globally with issues.

“There will be more US politicians apologizing, and there will more kneeling down.” 

Xi Jinping, China’s president, and Vladimir Putin, the Russian leader, declined to attend the summit.

Chinese tourists wear masks as protection from the pollution outside the Forbidden City in December 2015

Chinese tourists wear masks to protect themselves from the pollution at the Forbidden city in December 2015.

A Chinese woman wears a mask and filter as she walks to work during heavy pollution on December 9, 2015 in Beijing

As she walks to work on December 9, 2015, heavy pollution in Beijing, a Chinese woman wears a mask with filtered filters

China is the largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world and has committed to reducing its carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and reaching carbon neutrality by 2060. 

The U.S., along with others, have urged Beijing to make greater commitments. However, Xi’s administration has made it clear that those will only be made in exchange for political concessions. 

Trump couldn’t resist biden’s dig at him policy and mocked Biden for briefly dozing on Monday before his speech.  

After seeing photos of Biden snoozing, Trump joked that even Biden couldn’t bear hearing so much about the Global Warming Hoax. 

‘… closely followed by the 2020 Presidential Election Scam and Russia, Russia. Russia. Ukraine. Ukraine. Impeachment Hoax #1 and #2, respectively, and, of course the “No Collusion” finding of the Mueller Report. 

“Biden” went to Europe to declare that Global Warming is his top priority. He then promptly fell asleep at the Conference, for all of the world to see. 

“Nobody who is passionate about a subject and believes in it will ever fall asleep!”

The president looked to be dozing off as one speaker underscored the importance of taking action to save the climate

As one speaker stressed the importance of acting to save the climate, the president appeared to be snoring.

Trump, 75, bashed into President Biden for falling asleep at the COP26 international climate change conference, suggesting that his successor doesn't truly care about the issue, which he refers to as a 'hoax'. Pictured: Former first lady and president of the US Melania (left) and Donald Trump look on prior to the Game Four of the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves on October 30, in Atlanta, Georgia

Trump, 75, blasted President Biden for not sleeping at the COP26 international conference on climate change. This suggests that his successor doesn’t really care about the issue which he calls a ‘hoax. Pictured: Donald Trump (left) and Melania, the former first lady and president in the US, look on as they watch the Game Four between the Atlanta Braves & the Houston Astros on Oct 30, in Atlanta.

Biden, the oldest person ever to assume the presidency was captured getting some shuteye for the better half of a minute, while Eddie Ndopu (disability activist) stressed the importance to take action to save the environment in a prerecorded message. 

When an aide approached him to talk, he opened his eyes and seemed to lighten up. 

Biden quickly sat up and rubbed his eyes, as Italy’s prime Minister took the stage. 

He opened his eyes and appeared to liven up when an aide walked up to him to chat

When an aide approached him to chat, he opened his eyes and seemed to be more awake.

President Biden's whirlwind European tour appears to be catching up with him, as the 78-year-old was caught resting his eyes during the opening remarks of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow

As President Biden’s whirlwind European tour seems to be catching up to him, the 78-year old was captured resting his eyes during the opening remarks at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow.

Biden took the stage later to give his own warning about the impending doom caused by climate change, and then wiped.

He stated that “Climate Change is already ravaging our world,” to a crowd at a United Nations climate summit. 

“It’s not a hypothetical.” 

The president called climate change “the existential threat to humanity as we know it.” 

Biden stated, “This is a decisive era in which we have an opportunity for us to prove ourselves,” 

‘We can keep the goal of limiting global warming to just 1.5° C if we come together.

‘We’re still falling short. We don’t have time to sit back, argue with each other or stand on the fence any longer. He said, “This is the challenge of our collective lives.” 

‘Glasgow must be the kick-off of a decade of ambition & innovation to preserve our shared future.’