The telephone conversation between Xi Jinping and Joe Biden was not friendly. The Chinese leader warned a colleague that he could “set himself on fire” with his reckless actions.
Between the head of China Xi Jinping and US President Joseph Biden Thursday was the fifth phone call since Biden became president. It lasted two hours and 17 minutes.
The White House did not say what the conversation was about
In connection with announced visit Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi Taiwan was expected to be the main topic of conversation.
The White House released a short summary, which states that the policy of the United States has not changed and that the US “strongly opposes unilateral efforts to change the status quo or undermine peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait area.”
However, the American president has previously stated that the United States has committed itself to defend taiwan, including by military means. This is taking into account the fact that the government of the Democratic Progressive Party is in power in Taiwan, which has secession from China in its program.
Xi Jinping demanded to take into account the opinion of 1.4 billion Chinese
AT statement According to the Xinhua state news agency, Xi Jinping reminded Biden of the One China principle, which is the political foundation of China-US relations.
“We strongly oppose “Taiwan independence” and interference from outside forces, and will never leave room for the forces of “Taiwan independence” in any form. The position of the Chinese government and the Chinese people on the Taiwan issue has been consistent, and more than 1.4 billion Chinese people are determined to resolutely defend China’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the Chinese president’s agency said.
“Public opinion cannot be ignored, playing with fire, you set yourself on fire. I hope the American side understands this clearly. The US side should adhere to the One China principle and implement the three joint Sino-US communiqués,” Xi added.
He further criticized the US position, which defines Sino-US relations in terms of strategic rivalry, which “may harm the peoples of the two countries and the world.”
Xi Jinping reaffirmed China’s principled position on Ukraine, which is to promote peace. According to the President of China, disconnection and severing of ties will not help lift the US economy, but will make the entire world economy more vulnerable.
US will try to rock China
“The relationship between China and the US is pretty bad in every way,” the Financial Times said. Professor of International Relations at Renmin University in Beijing Shi Yinhong. He added that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army would likely take “necessary countermeasures” if Pelosi made his trip, but China would still seek to “avoid a full and direct military confrontation with the US.”
How told formerly Pravda.Ru Head of the Sector of Economics and Politics of China, IMEMO them. E. M. Primakov RAS Sergei Lukoninthe United States is beneficial to draw China into a heated confrontation.
And this benefit is especially due to the fact that the 20th Congress of the CPC is expected to be held by autumn, at which the current Chinese President Xi Jinping will have to be re-elected for a third term.
According to the expert, it is now very important for China to have stability in the social, economic and foreign policy spheres. And the United States of America is beginning to rock the situation in order, if not to achieve the collapse of China, then to make its development as difficult as possible, to create additional problems in the social and political spheres.
US media claims that Pelosi is set to sail to the Indo-Pacific this weekend, and the USS Ronald Reagan strike force could be the first stop.
The Taiwan question arose in 1949, when the communist People’s Republic of China was proclaimed, and part of the Kuomintang party settled on the island of Taiwan, and since then Beijing has not controlled Taiwan, hoping for peaceful reintegration.
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