October 3, 2022

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Joe Biden and Xi Jinping dialogued during more than two hours about Taiwan, commerce and the relationship between superpowers

ARCHIVE PHOTO: United States President Joe Biden speaks virtually with Chinese leader Xi Jinping from the White House in Washington, United States, November 15, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

President Joe Biden and Xi Jinping of China held the fifth conversation of their presidency on Thursdayhablando durante More than two hours mientras trazan el futuro de su complicada relación en un momento de crêquentes tensiones económicas y geopoliticas.

The call began at 8:33 am EDT and ended at 10:50 am EDT, according to Casa Blanca. Tuvo lugar cuando Biden busca encontrar nuevas formas de trabajar con la potencia mundial en ascenso, así como strategies para conten la influencia de China en todo el mundo. The different perspectives on global health, economic policy and human rights have put the relationship to the test for much time, and China’s refusal to condemn the invasion of Ukraine by Russia adds even more tension.

The last pressure point has been there posible visita de la presidenta de la Cámara de Representantes, Nancy Pelosi, a Taiwan, la isla que se gobierna democraticamente y recibe apoyo defensiveo informal de EE. UU., pero que China considera parte de su territorio. Beijing has said that it would consider such a trip as a provocation, a threat that American officials are taking with greater seriousness in light of Russia’s incursion into Ukraine.

“If the United States insists on following its own path and challenging the results of China, it will surely receive strong responses”dijo Zhao Lijian, portavoz del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de China, to los journalists at the beginning of this week. “Todas las consecuencias subsiguientes correrán a cargo de los EE. UU.”

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Pelosi would be the first elected American official to travel to Taiwan since Republican Newt Gingrich visited the island in 1997 when he was president of the House. Biden said last week to journalists that the US military officials believed that “it was not a good idea” that the speaker would visit the island at this time.

John Kirby, un portavoz de seguridad national de EE. UU., dijo el miércoles que It was important that Biden and Xi communicated regularly.

“The president wants to make sure that the lines of communication with the president remain open because it is necessary”, said Kirby to reporters in an informative session at the White House. “Hay problemas en los que podemos cooperar con China y hay problemas en los que obviously hay fricción y tensión”.

Biden and Xi spoke for the last time in March, shortly after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“This is one of the most important bilateral relations in the world today, with ramifications much beyond those of the two individual countries.”said Kirby.

La conversación se produced cuando Biden se movió para cambiar la dependencia de EE. UU. de la fabrication china, including the approval by the Senate on Wednesday of a legislation to encourage semiconductor companies a construir más plantas de alta tecnologia en EE. UU. Countries with low incomes as an alternative to China’s “Franja y la Ruta” initiative, which aims to boost China’s trade with other global markets.

Kirby enumeró una serie de areas de fricción entre EE. UU. y China que dijo que serían parte de la conversaciónincluded “tensiones sobre Taiwantensions sobre el Aggressive behavior of China in the Indo-Pacific outside of Taiwan, tensions in the economic relationship” y sobre la China’s reaction to Russia’s war in Ukraine.

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Bidenque ha mantenido los aranceles de la era Trump sobre muchos productos manufactured en China para mantener su influence sobre Beijing, está sopesando si suavizar al menos algunos de ellos en un movimiento para diminuir el impacto de la inflation vertiginosa en los hogares estudiantes.

American officials have also criticized China’s “zero-COVID” policy of massive trials and confinements in an effort to contain the propagation of COVID-19 in its territory, calling it equivocal and concerned that it slows even more global economic growth.

Other points of tension include China’s treatment of Muslim Uighursque Estados Unidos ha declarado un genocidio, su Militarización en el Mar de China Meridional y la campaña mundial de espionaje economic y politico.

(With information from AP)