Joe Biden: US in quest of no conflict with China

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Biden and Xi Jinping meet face-to-face for the first time

A White House official said that U.S. President Joe Biden would clarify during a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Indonesia that his country is not seeking conflict.

The two countries’ leaders will meet for the first time after Biden took office in January 2021 on the subsidiary of the G20 summit in Bali. The session may last “longer.”

“The president notices the United States and China as engaged in a fierce competition, but this competition should not turn into a confrontation or competition,” Sullivan told reporters. “We must manage it responsibly… and there are areas where we can work together.”

Mr. Sullivan said Biden would be “absolutely forthright” in his conversations with President Xi Jinping, continuing his approach since the beginning of his presidency. He said that despite the various issues and sensitive points that appeared, the government is not looking to “reset” relations but considers this meeting to be a continuation of Joe Biden’s approach.

White House spokeswoman Karin Jean-Pierre said Joe Biden would speak to reporters after he meets with President Xi Jinping but gave no indication of holding a packed press conference.

The U.S. president recently met with Southeast and East Asian leaders in Cambodia and proceeded further to the G20 summit in Indonesia.

Jake Sullivan said President Biden’s visit to Cambodia showed a “significant demand signal” for U.S. involvement.

Joe Biden added that he felt the results of the U.S. midterm elections, in which Democrats dashed hopes of a Republican “red wave,” would cement his strong position on the international stage.

(This story has been written based on a Syndicate Feed and edited accordingly by HBW News reporters)

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