US President Joe Biden has said on Sunday that he will look to draw “red lines” in Washington’s tense relations with Beijing when he meets with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in a series of the crucial meetings.
After his Democratic Party’s stunning victory in the midterm elections, which they were anticipated to lose badly, Biden claimed he is stronger going into their meeting on Monday on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Indonesia.
Washington and Beijing are in conflict on a number of issues, including trade, the status of the self-governing island of Taiwan, and human rights in China’s Xinjiang region.
He continued, “I know Xi Jinping, and he knows me. We have always had straightforward exchanges.”
Since Biden’s tenure as vice president, the two men have known one another for more than ten years, but Monday will mark their first in-person encounter in their present positions.
“We rarely misinterpret one another. We simply need to identify the red lines, Biden stated.
Biden will urge China to use its clout to restrain North Korea, according to US media citing white house sources, after a record-breaking wave of missile tests raised concerns that the reclusive dictatorship will soon conduct its seventh nuclear test.
The news that the Democrats had successfully maintained their majority in the US Senate as a result of Catherine Cortez Masto’s victory in Nevada gave Biden a boost overnight.