Biden, Xi Talk Reduces Tensions Over Taiwan

Joe Biden e Xi Jinping em outra conversa, em novembro de 2021.
Joe Biden and Xi Jinping in another conversation, in November of 2021.| Photo: EFE/EPA/SARAH SILBIGER

US President Joe Biden and Chinese dictator Xi Jinping have largely managed to avoid escalating tensions over Taiwan in a call on Thursday (), suggesting that neither side wants a new crisis on the island.

8013901963001″My feeling is that the two leaders, talking directly, probably lowered the temperature,” Jacob Stokes, an Indo-Pacific security fellow at the Center for a New American Security, told a news conference. 8013901963001Nevertheless, Xi once again warned Biden about “playing with fire” regarding Taiwan. Other issues were also addressed in the two-hour meeting, such as Russia’s war in Ukraine and areas of possible US-China cooperation, such as climate change.

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