Nusa Dua, 15 November (Hindustan Times). US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping met before the G-20 summit in Bali, the capital of Indonesia.
Giving information about the meeting, the US President’s Office White House said that US President Joe Biden objected to China’s repressive and aggressive actions towards Taiwan in a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday. Along with this, he raised concerns about human rights violations by China in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong.
The White House said in a statement on the nearly three-hour session that Biden told Xi that the US will continue to compete fiercely with China but that competition should not turn into conflict.
With the two countries competing in various fields, the meeting between Biden-Xi was aimed at narrowing down differences. Biden held a news conference later on Monday, discussing the meeting.
The White House said Biden and Xi also agreed that a nuclear war should never be fought or won, and underlined their opposition to the threat or use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
In the Biden-Xi conversation, reference was made to the use of nuclear weapons by Russian officials amid the ongoing war in Ukraine for the last nearly nine months.
Earlier, after China’s remarks after US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, tensions with the US had increased.
After meeting the Chinese President, Joe Biden said that Xi and he have a responsibility to show that the US and China can overcome their differences, find areas of cooperation.
At the same time, the Chinese President said that he is ready to exchange views with Biden, which aims to improve the US-China relationship.
Biden and Jinping are meeting after nearly 11 years. The last time these two leaders met, Joe Biden was the Vice President of America.