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Biden had a phone conversation with Xi Jinping: DPRK, Ukraine & Taiwan

Apr 3, 2024

On Tuesday, April 2, US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping held a phone conversation. The leaders discussed key aspects of relations between the two countries, as well as the war in Ukraine.

This was reported by The New York Times.


During the dialogue, Biden touched upon the fight against drug production, the conflict in the Middle East, North Korea's nuclear program, and China's support for Russia. According to the White House National Security Council coordinator John Kirby, the presidents touched on unfair trade policy, detained Americans, and the blocking of the Chinese social network TikTok in America.

A senior Biden administration official told the newspaper that the conversation was more of a "check-up meeting" before the US Treasury Secretary and Secretary of State visit to China.

Biden wanted to emphasize that China should not help Russia rebuild its military-industrial base. This is due to the fact that China has taken over some of the trade that European countries have stopped, allowing Moscow to restore its weapons production capabilities.

In addition, the White House warned China to rein in coast guard ships that are firing water cannons at Philippine ships in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.

The US presidential administration also said that the Chinese military was provocatively using aircraft and ships near Taiwan. At the same time, Biden confirmed that the United States adheres to a "one-China policy."

According to the official, the US president also wanted China to ask Iran to stop the Houthis from attacking merchant ships in the Red Sea.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 03/04/2024

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