US President Joe Biden is still expected to meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping later this year, CNN reported on Friday (local time) despite rising tensions with Beijing.

Notably, the two leaders are expected to meet on the sidelines of the Asian Leaders’ Summit hosted by Biden in November this year.

Biden told CNN on Friday that he hoped to have a meeting with Xi last year “this autumn”.

“I hope and expect that we will continue to have conversations with Bali this fall – that’s my expectation,” Biden said.

The comments came in a joint statement by Washington – following the trilateral summit between the US, Japan and South Korea – condemning “dangerous and aggressive actions” by China in the Indo-Pacific region and opposing India’s efforts to change the status quo. Came a few hours later. Prashant.

“We share concerns about actions inconsistent with the rules-based international order, which undermine regional peace and prosperity. Each of our countries has publicly expressed concern about the dangerous and aggressive behavior that supports illegal maritime claims. Recalling the position announced by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the South China Sea, which we have recently seen by the People’s Republic of China, we will reject any unilateral attempt to change the status quo in the waters of the Indo-Pacific Strongly oppose.

All three countries also opposed the militarization of reclaimed facilities; Concern was expressed about the dangerous use and coercive activities of Coast Guard and Marine Militia vessels, and further illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

“We reiterate our firm commitment to international law, including freedom of navigation and overflight, as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The July 2016 award in the South China Sea arbitration sets out the legal basis that peaceful resolution of maritime conflicts between the parties to the proceedings. We reaffirm the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait as an essential element of security and prosperity in the international community. Our basic position on Taiwan remains unchanged, And we call for a peaceful resolution of cross-strait issues, the joint statement said.

Notably, Biden and Xi last spoke in person on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali last November.

However, the two leaders have spoken by phone several times, and officials said they expected the two men to speak again soon, possibly on the sidelines of an Asian leaders’ summit that Joe Biden is hosting in San Francisco in November. Have been, CNN reported.

Earlier this month, in a scathing attack on China, Biden described Xi’s China as a “ticking time bomb”, citing economic concerns. In June, Biden even called XI a “dictator”. Both statements were condemned by Beijing.

In another major decision, the Biden administration banned US investment in high-tech sectors in China and barred exports of advanced microchips.

(Only the headline and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content was auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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