Tensions between China and the United States on behalf of Taiwan and the Iranian nuclear program will be, among others, the topics that the Chinese leaders, Xi Jinping, and the American, Joe Biden, will discuss in the virtual meeting that they will hold next week.
Through a statement published on its website, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs assured that its head, Wang Yi, and the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, held a telephone conversation on Saturday prior to the video conference between Xi and Biden next Tuesday morning (Beijing time; Monday night Washington time).
According to the text of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Blinken and Wang “exchanged views on issues such as energy security, climate change, Iran‘s nuclear issues,” In addition to the thorny issue of Taiwan, which Beijing considers its sovereignty, while the island has governed itself autonomously since 1949.
For his part, The United States has an ambiguous relationship with TaiwanAlthough it broke its official diplomatic relations with Taipei in 1979 in favor of Beijing, it continues to maintain informal relations with the island and has sold military equipment to the Taiwanese authorities.
Wang opined that “the independence of Tawian is the greatest threat to the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait” and that The US should stop sending “misleading signals to the independence forces of Taiwan.”
“The two heads of states play a key role in straightening out Sino-US relations“Added the text.
Relations between the two largest economies on the planet were seriously damaged during the tenure of former US President Donald Trump (2017-2021), who started a trade war with China in March 2018 that later expanded to fields such as diplomatic or technological.
US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will maintain a virtual meeting “in the afternoon” on Monday, November 15the White House said Friday amid mounting bilateral tensions over Taiwan, human rights and trade.
“The two leaders will discuss ways to responsibly manage competition” between the two powers, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement.
Relations between the world’s two largest economies have deteriorated in recent weeks, particularly on Taiwan, whose territory China claims, which last month carried out a record number of air raids near the island.
(With information from EFE)
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