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President Xi Jinping had a telephone conversation with US President Joe Biden

​President Xi Jinping had a telephone conversation with US President Joe Biden

President Xi Jinping had, upon request, a telephone conversation with US President Joe Biden on the evening of July 28. The two Heads of State conducted frank communication and exchanges on China-US relations and issues of interest to both parties.

President Xi Jinping pointed out that in today’s world, the trend of turmoil and transformation continue and the development deficit and security deficit continue to widen. According to him, in a world of change and instability, the international community and various peoples all hope to see China and the United States play a guiding role, safeguard world peace and security and promote development and prosperity in the world. This, he said, is the responsibility that China and the United States, two great countries, must shoulder.

President Xi Jinping pointed out that viewing and defining China-US relations from the perspective of strategic competition and considering China as its main rival and the most serious long-term challenge would be to make a mistake in the perception of relations between both countries, to misread China’s development and confuse the two peoples and the international community. According to him, the two sides should continue communication at all levels, enhance existing communication channels and promote cooperation between the two countries. Recalling that the global economy is facing multiple challenges at present, President Xi Jinping stressed the need for China and the United States to maintain communication on major issues including macroeconomic policy coordination, maintaining the stability of global industrial and supply chains and ensuring global energy and food security. According to him, seeking decoupling and supply disruption against objective laws does not help to straighten out the US economy and will make the global economy more fragile. The two sides should promote the easing of tensions on regional burning issues, contribute to the world emerging from COVID-19 as soon as possible, reduce the risks of stagflation and recession and preserve the international system centered on the United Nations. and the international order based on international law, he continued.

President Xi Jinping specifically outlined China’s principled position on the Taiwan issue. He stressed that the ins and outs of the Taiwan issue are clear and the fact and status quo that both sides of the Taiwan Strait belong to one China are obvious. He affirmed that the three Sino-US joint communiques are the political commitments made by the two sides and the one-China principle is the political foundation of China-US relations. China, he said, firmly opposes secessionist activities promoting “Taiwan independence” and interference by outside forces and leaves no space for forces advocating “Taiwan independence” under any circumstances. shape whatsoever. He said the Chinese government’s and people’s stance on the Taiwan issue is unwavering, and resolutely upholding China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity is the firm determination of the more than 1.4 billion Chinese people. Do not act against the will of the people and those who play with fire will end up getting burned, he stressed. He hoped that the American side could see through this. He said the US side should match words with deeds to strictly observe the one-China principle and implement the three China-US joint communiques.

Saying that the world is going through a crucial moment today, President Joe Biden said the US-China cooperation not only benefits both peoples, but also benefits the peoples of all countries. He expressed the United States’ willingness to work with China to maintain smooth dialogues, enhance mutual knowledge, avoid misunderstandings and misperceptions, and seek cooperation in areas where the two countries have converging interests. appropriately managing discrepancies. He reiterated that the United States’ one-China policy has not changed and will not change, and that the United States does not support “Taiwan independence.”

The two Heads of State also exchanged views on the Ukrainian crisis and other issues. President Xi Jinping reaffirmed China’s principled position.

The two Heads of State felt that this meeting was frank and thorough. They agreed to maintain contact and asked their teams to maintain communication and cooperation in this direction.

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