Joe Biden and Xi Jinping will hold a virtual summit on Monday
President Biden and President Xi Jinping will hold a virtual meeting on Monday to worry about China’s military activities near Taiwan and its Growing nuclear arsenal.
The White House said that Biden and Xi Jinping will speak on Monday night Washington time, after the leaders of the United States and China held two conference calls earlier this year. Biden had hoped to hold a face-to-face summit, but due to the pandemic, Xi Jinping has not left China in the past two years.
“The two leaders will discuss how to manage the competition between the United States and the People’s Republic of China responsibly, and how to work together where our interests are aligned,” said White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
At the time of the virtual summit, US-China relations were still in their worst state since the normalization of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1979. Biden has undertaken China for everything from the hardline activities around Taiwan to the persecution of Uyghurs in Xinjiang. At the same time, China criticized the United States for interfering in its national interests.
The meeting was held after the Pentagon warned that China is rapidly expanding its nuclear power and plans to more than four times the number of its nuclear warheads to at least 1,000 in the next ten years.
This summer, China also tested Two hypersonic weapons, Including one flying around the earth.The latter terrified the Pentagon because it showed that China had found Another way to target U.S. nuclear capabilities.
A senior US official said that Biden has made it clear that although he welcomes “stiff competition” with China, he does not want conflicts. “This meeting is a way for him to ensure that there is no misunderstanding,” the official said.
“This is not about seeking specific deliverables or results. This is about setting conditions for effective competition, and we have the ability to defend our values ??and interests as well as our allies and partners,” the official added. “When such a clause-or guardrail-is established, we can maintain fierce competition.”
In his speech to Asia-Pacific leaders this week, Xi Jinping warned other countries not to join the U.S. Trying to fight ChinaSaid that the region “cannot and should not fall back into the confrontation and division of the Cold War era.”
When he made the above remarks, the Chinese Communist Party passed a “historical resolution” for the first time in four years, calling Xi Jinping “the key to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.”This move strongly suggests that the party will break the precedent and Give Xi the third general secretary term Next year, pave the way for the third re-election of President from 2023.
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