US President Joe Biden has met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and said they have a “responsibility” to show that the two countries can “handle our differences”.
Mr. Xi He said he was prepared to have a “frank and in-depth exchange of views” with Mr Bidenwho said he hoped they could find areas for cooperation.
He added that the status quo in Sino-U.S. relations was not in the interests of both countries, and they needed to be “at the helm,” according to CCTV.
In the first face-to-face meeting between the leaders of the two countries after Biden became president, Xi Jinping also said that they should think about and clarify the development direction of their own country, and they should also think about and clarify the way to get along with other countries and regions. world.
Mr. Biden said: “In my view, as leaders of our two countries, we have a responsibility to show that China and the United States can handle our differences, prevent competition from devolving into anything close to conflict, and find ways to work together when needed. on pressing global issues on which we cooperate with each other.”
“We have very little misunderstanding,” Mr Biden said of US relations with China at a gathering of Southeast Asian nations over the weekend.
“We just need to figure out where the red line is and … what is the most important thing for each of us in the next two years,” he told reporters in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Sunday.
Noting that Mr. Xi would remain in power for at least another five years — breaking with decades-long precedent that limited Chinese leaders’ terms — Biden added: “It’s clear that things have changed for him at home.”
Referring to his own situation, the president said he was “coming stronger” after the successful midterm elections that kept Democrats in control of the Senate.