February 4, 2023

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Joe Biden and Xi Jinping will meet via video conference next Monday

File photo: The two leaders met when Biden was vice president of the United States.

US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping will continue to act A virtual meeting on Monday afternoon, November 15In Taiwan, bilateral tensions over human rights and trade are mounting, the White House said Friday.

The two leaders will discuss ways to responsibly manage the rivalry between the two powers. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement.

“At all times, President Biden will make clear the intentions and priorities of the United States, and will be clear and open about our concerns with the People’s Republic of China.” Added.

Relations between the world’s two largest economies have deteriorated in recent weeksChina is claiming territory, especially in Taiwan, which carried out a record number of airstrikes near the island last month.

Washington has repeatedly voiced support for Taiwan, but At the summit in Glasgow, the United States and China reached a surprising agreement on climate.

China's conflict with Taiwan has caused a rift in relations between the two countries
China’s conflict with Taiwan has caused a rift in relations between the two countries

U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blingen confirmed the two presidents this week. Biden has not met in person since taking office in January, They will conduct virtual conversations “soon”.

Asked about the meeting at a press conference on Thursday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said The two leaders “agreed to maintain frequent contacts In many ways ”.

“Currently, China and the United States are in close contact on specific arrangements for the summit.Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenpin said.

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Biden y g They spoke on the phone twice Since the Democrats moved to the White House on February 11 and September 9, the US president has never hidden his desire to meet the Chinese leader in person.

Biden hoped to meet Ji at the recent 20-person summit in Rome The Chinese leader has not traveled citing health reasons since the outbreak of the Govt-19 epidemic about two years ago., He agreed to hold bilateral virtual talks by the end of this year.

President of the United States He greatly acknowledged the harsh attitude of his predecessor Donald Trump towards Beijing. Both agree that emerging China is a major challenge of the 21st century.

What else, Washington condemns “genocide and crimes against humanity” committed by Beijing In the persecution of Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in the Xinjiang region.

Thursday, Xi warned of the danger of a return to the divisions of the Cold War era in the Asia-Pacific region, He was speaking at a virtual business conference coinciding with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in New Zealand.

With information from AFP and Europa Press

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