ISLAMABAD, July 22 (Alliance News): The U.S. president and his Chinese counterpart have had a telephone conversation, with the conversation being blunt and frank, with Xi calling Joe Biden ‘by fire’ on the Taiwan issue, according to Chinese state media.
According to a report, the two-hour virtual meeting between the two world leaders took place at a time when there are increasing risks of escalation in the dispute between Beijing and Washington over the sovereign island. It is part of the country. warned not to play.
People who play with fire will eventually get burned, China’s official news agency reported, citing the Chinese president’s words in a conversation with his US counterpart on Taiwan.
This is the same language and words that the Chinese president has previously used in a conversation with his American counterpart last November.
During the conversation, Xi Jinping told Joe Biden that I hope the United States fully understands the importance and sensitivity of this issue.
Xi Jinping added that the position of the Chinese government and people on the Taiwan issue is the same and stable, and firmly safeguarding China’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity is the strong determination of more than 1.4 billion Chinese people.
It was the fifth meeting between Joe Biden and Xi since becoming president a year and a half ago, with growing mistrust between the two countries becoming harder to hide amid tensions over the trade war and Taiwan issue.
The latest cause of tension and tension between the two countries is a possible visit by Biden ally and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the peninsula state, which has its own democratic government.
White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby has said that China’s aggressive behavior in the Asia-Pacific will be an important part of the agenda.
Although US officials often visit Taiwan, Beijing sees a visit by Nancy Pelosi, the second-most important official after the US presidency, as a major provocation, and given the importance of her position, she is flown to Taiwan by military transport. can travel to, there is a short sea distance between Taiwan and the Chinese mainland.
China warned that Washington would face consequences if the visit, which Nancy Pelosi has yet to confirm, takes place.
US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley told reporters that if Pelosi “asks for military assistance, we will take the necessary steps to ensure her safe passage.”
There was no face to face
Joe Biden boasts of his long-standing close relationship with Xi, but the two leaders have not met face-to-face since taking office due to widespread Covid travel restrictions.
According to the White House, Joe Biden’s main goal is to establish strong ties and fences of friendship to prevent any possible clash between the 2 superpowers.
The purpose of the relationship is to ensure that while the two countries have conflicting views on democracy, both are arch-rivals on the geopolitical stage, they can avoid open conflict and conflict.