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16 Nov 2021

Biden-Xi Hold Critical Talks; Discuss Trade and Tensions

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President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping held a virtual meeting on Monday evening to discuss tensions between both countries and how to effectively prevent conflict.

The discussions covered a wide range of topics including climate change, Taiwan, human rights, and brewing tensions between Iran and North Korea. Both leaders agreed to reduce hostilities and improve trade relations to mark a new start. President Joe Biden assured commitment to the “One China” policy and showed opposition towards any power or efforts used to undermine the status qou.

Both super powers came to an agreement that escalation on any front should be avoided through respect, coexistence and win-win cooperation. President Biden said, “Our responsibility as leaders of China and the U.S is to ensure that the competition between our countries does not veer into conflict, whether intended or unintended.”

During last Week’s Glasgow summit, both countries agreed to come together for a clean-energy economy. President Joe Biden also addressed the trade war on China which was implemented by predecessor Donald Trump as a means to safeguard the U.S industry. On the other hand, the U.S president also raised concerns over China’s human rights abuse issue in regions of Tibet and Xinjiang.

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