U.S. President Joe Biden met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and said they had a “responsibility” to show the two countries could “manage our differences.”
Mr. Xi Said he was prepared to have a “frank and in-depth exchange of views” Mr Bidenhe said he hoped they would find areas of cooperation.
He added that the status quo of Sino-US relations is not in the interests of the two countries and they need to “steer”, according to CCTV.
In the first face-to-face meeting between the leaders of the two countries since Biden took office as president, Xi Jinping also said that it is necessary to think about and clarify the development direction of each country and 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 manage our differences, prevent competition from turning into anything close to conflict, and find ways to cooperate. cooperation on pressing global issues.”
While attending a gathering of Southeast Asian nations over the weekend, Mr. Biden said of the U.S.-China relationship: “We have little misunderstanding.”
“We just have to figure out where the red lines are 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.
Referring to Xi’s stay in power for at least another five years — breaking a decades-long precedent of limiting the tenure of China’s leaders — Biden added: “His circumstances have changed, it’s obvious, at home.”
Speaking of his own situation, the president said he was “stronger” after the successful midterm elections, with Democrats retaining control of the Senate.