US and Chinese leaders hold first talks
The head of the White House expressed concern over the repression in Hong Kong, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and Taiwan.
President of the United States Joe Biden held the first telephone conversation in his post with President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping, during which the parties discussed a number of pressing issues. This was announced on Wednesday, February 10, by the press service of the White House.
The released statement states that first of all, the American leader congratulated his colleague and the entire Chinese people on the New Year (according to the lunar calendar).
Biden went on to affirm that his priority is to protect the safety, prosperity, health, and lifestyle of the American people, and to preserve a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
At the same time, the head of the White House expressed concern over the repression in Hong Kong, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and Taiwan.
Also, during the conversation, the interlocutors discussed measures to counter the COVID-19 pandemic and general problems of global health security, climate change, and preventing the proliferation of weapons.
In turn, the Central Television of China informs, Xi Jinping called the confrontation between the two states a catastrophe for the whole world.
The states should exercise caution on issues related to Hong Kong, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and Taiwan, the Chinese leader said, since these are internal affairs of the republic.
Finally, Xi Jinping expressed his confidence that Beijing and Washington must work together to maintain peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
Earlier it was reported that US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken admitted that the policy of former US President Donald Trump towards China was correct.
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