The screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping attending a virtual meeting with US President Joe Biden via a video link at a restaurant in Beijing, China, on November 16, 2021.
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From Washington-President Joe Biden’s future call with Chinese leader Xi Jinping will focus on areas of potential cooperation between the United States and China, the White House said Wednesday. And even more, espionage.
“The bilateral relations between the United States and China are very often discussed by these two leaders,” said John Kirby, a spokesman for the National Security Council. It was done “during the day” and said it would be Biden. And a conversation between Xi’s fifth leaders.
Kirby is essential to making a call, even if Biden and the West do not solve any of their myriad discrepancies, as heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing dominated the news headlines. Insisted that it was worth it.
“That’s important. The president wants to make sure that the line of communication with President Xi remains open, because they need to do so,” Kirby said. ..
“There is a problem we can work with China, and then there is a clear friction and tension problem,” he told reporters at the White House’s daily press conference.
He identified China’s treatment of Taiwan, China’s “aggressive and coercive actions in the Indo-Pacific other than Taiwan,” economic problems, and China’s unprovoked war in Ukraine as potential problems. He pointed out tensions about not wanting to blame.
“I expect all of this to be part of this conversation,” Kirby said.
A former Pentagon spokesman also sought to downplay new causes of bilateral tensions. Possibility of US Congress trip to Taiwan. This may be led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Caliph.
Pelosi has neither confirmed nor denied the widely rumored trip. Also, it is not included in the official itinerary for traveling to Asia in early August. So far, only Japan, Singapore and Indonesia are on the list.
Pelosi said he wouldn’t discuss travel plans because they pose a security risk under pressure from reporters about the possibility of a stop in Taiwan.
Nonetheless, Beijing has violently criticized even the prospect of Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, suggesting US implicit support for an independence movement within Taiwan, and Beijing threatening to exist against China’s sovereignty. I think there is.
“If the US insists on a visit, China will take decisive action and take strong action to take action,” said Wang Wenbin, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
Kirby dismissed Beijing’s vague threats and said they made a lot of noise about the yet unofficial trip.
“The rhetoric coming out of here on the Chinese side on a trip that hasn’t been decided or announced is useless and unnecessary,” he said.