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Biden discussed Taiwan and competition with China with Xi Jinping

Nov 14, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden and China's leader. Xi Jinping frankly discussed their priorities and intentions on a number of issues at talks in Bali on Monday.

This was reported by the White House at the end of the meeting, writes European Pravda.

"President Biden explained that the United States will continue to compete vigorously with (China), including by investing in sources of strength at home and joining forces with allies and partners around the world," the White House reported.
"He reiterated that this competition should not escalate into conflict, and stressed that the United States and China should responsibly manage competition and maintain open lines of communication," the White House added.

In addition, Biden noted areas of potential cooperation with China, particularly on climate change, global macroeconomic stability, health security, and global food security.

But he also discussed human rights issues, particularly in Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong.

He also addressed the topic of Taiwan, noting that "the United States opposes any unilateral change in the status quo by any party, and the world has an interest in maintaining peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.

"He expressed U.S. objections to the People's Republic of China's violent and increasingly aggressive actions toward Taiwan that undermine peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and the broader region, and threaten global prosperity," the White House said.

Author - Olena Madiak, 14/11/2022

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