Tuesday marks the beginning of the APEC CEO Summit in San Francisco, California. APEC is the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, an inter-governmental forum headquartered in Singapore promoting free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. This year marks its 30th annual conference. It’s being held this year for the third time in the United States and for the first time in California.

Biden is the de facto host leader of APEC 2023 and he’s joined by First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff. Just a few speakers for the event include Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, Johnson & Johnson Executive Vice President Kathryn Wengel, Council on Foreign Relations president Michael Froman, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, and representatives from Visa, Mastercard, and Citi Bank. It’s a who’s who of globalists from big tech, big pharma, and finance.

A bilateral meeting between Biden and Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is scheduled for Wednesday, and Biden will hold a press conference on the same day.

“What’s going on [with the Biden/Xi meeting] is an attempt to have a deep conversation where the two sides directly share their concerns, but more importantly that the meeting unlocks, especially in the Chinese system, space for further engagement in constructive work,” said Jude Blanchette, chair of China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

Another key player in the APEC summit is California Governor Gavin Newsom. Although he consistently denies that he’s running, rumors have been swirling that Newsom will be stepping in to run against Donald Trump in 2024. He went on a foreign policy tour in October in which he visited Israel and China, where he met personally with Xi and promoted open borders from the Great Wall of China. While Biden and Harris are in California, Newsom will host a fundraising event in Napa Valley, expected to raise $3 million.

In an interview, while talking about cleaning up San Francisco for the conference, Newsom boldly referred to the Golden City as “the world’s most extraordinary place.” The only thing extraordinary about San Francisco in 2023 is its decline into third-world conditions. According to a 2022 poll by the San Francisco Chronicle, 45 percent of the city’s residents have been a victim of theft, and 24 percent have been threatened with violence or the victim of a violent crime. Estimates say San Francisco is home to more than 7,500 homeless people, many of whom are living on the sidewalks. On Monday, a Czech news crew was robbed at gunpoint while trying to cover the APEC summit. These are all signs of failure at every level of government in San Francisco, including at the governor’s mansion in Sacramento.