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San Francisco Eradicates Homelessness Prior To Xi Jinping’s Arrival



Clear Facts

  • San Francisco has cleaned up its homelessness in preparation for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit.
  • The cleanup included power-washing and scrubbing of streets and removal of homeless camps.
  • San Francisco Mayor London Breed estimates the APEC summit will bring in almost $53 million to the city’s economy.

San Francisco has taken measures to clean up its homelessness issue in anticipation of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit scheduled for this week. The cleanup comes after California Governor Gavin Newsom visited China last month.

The city underwent a thorough power-washing and scrubbing of its streets, as well as the removal of most of its homeless camps, according to KTVU.

“I know folks are saying, ‘Oh, they’re just cleaning up this place because all those fancy leaders are coming to town,’” Newsom said on Friday.

“That’s true, because it’s true — but it’s also true for months and months and months before APEC, we’ve been having conversations.”

“APEC” refers to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, which is expected to host 20,000 CEOs and heads of state in San Francisco this week. Mayor London Breed has argued that the conference will bring in almost $53 million, which could revitalize the city’s economy.

“Tourism is our business here in San Francisco, and we need to focus on making sure that the tourist dollars still come back,” city resident Patrick Rylee said.

Xi’s visit to California comes amid rumblings that Newsom could launch a last-minute entry into the 2024 presidential race, as some Democrats have expressed concern that President Joe Biden could not win reelection. Recent polls have shown former President Donald Trump beating Biden in a hypothetical rematch.

However, Newsom has denied that his eyes are on the White House next year, stating it is “time to move on” from the speculation of someone besides Biden being the Democratic nominee.

Clear Thoughts

San Francisco’s sudden cleanup of its homelessness crisis for Xi Jinping’s visit is a shameful display of hypocrisy. As city officials scramble to impress the Chinese President, it’s clear that the wellbeing of their own citizens was never a priority. The $53 million APEC summit boost is a mere distraction from the city’s ongoing neglect of its homeless population.


The political ambitions of Governor Newsom, who may enter the 2024 presidential race, further underline the performative nature of this cleanup. San Francisco’s leaders need to address the root causes of homelessness, not sweep them under the rug for foreign dignitaries.

Let us know what you think, please share your thoughts in the comments below.




  1. Shirley

    November 13, 2023 at 11:07 am

    Where are all those diplomats going to be housed if the homeless are filling them up? Do they want to be hoised with the homeless?

  2. Irishgal

    November 15, 2023 at 6:39 am

    After summit, I bet, sadly it will go back to status quo.

  3. rebel

    November 15, 2023 at 6:46 am

    what did they do with all of the homeless people? where did they put them? wouldn’t it be funny if the chinese president got robbed while he was there

  4. Buff

    November 15, 2023 at 7:03 am

    The homeless should stage a big parade and block the streets when all the big shots arrive to show them what San Francisco is really like.Newsome is one pitiful hypocrite.

  5. Gary Lee

    November 15, 2023 at 7:50 am

    They can clean up the city for a Chinese strong-man, some other international poohbahs, and their entourages – but can’t do it for the good people of San Francisco? It shows how much the Dems actually care about their sheep!

  6. William T Gorman

    November 15, 2023 at 7:58 am

    California shows the world what a totally corrupt government will do to its citizens.

  7. Capt Caveman

    November 15, 2023 at 8:48 am

    A move sure to warm the heart of any communist despot. The left is so shamelessly transparent and hypocritical it’s disgusting. I’d ask how Newsome keeps getting elected but I think most of us know

  8. R Elson

    November 15, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    appalling that work is done for the CCP and not Americans who live in San Fran and pay taxes. Newsom doesn’t fool anyone.

  9. CapnJack

    November 15, 2023 at 3:54 pm

    Where are they hiding the homwless? Anyone checked Alcatraz lately?

  10. robert

    November 16, 2023 at 6:33 pm


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