FirstFT: US and China discuss nuclear arsenal
Joe Biden and Xi Jinping have agreed to hold talks Designed to ease tensions, As the United States has become increasingly anxious about China’s expanding nuclear arsenal and recent tests of hypersonic weapons.
US National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan said that the presidents of the United States and China discussed the need for nuclear “strategic stability” talks at a virtual meeting on Monday. China has previously refused to hold nuclear negotiations, partly because the United States has a larger arsenal.
Sullivan told the audience at the Brookings Institution in Washington, “The two leaders agreed that we will proceed with discussions on strategic stability.”
The two sides have not decided on the format of the talks. The United States wants to see whether China will honor Xi Jinping’s promise. The Chinese Embassy did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In yesterday’s meeting, Biden and Xi Jinping also held Extensive discussion about Taiwan, But failed to build any “guard fence” to ensure that the tension on the island does not escalate into a dangerous conflict.
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