Sunday, June 4, 2023

Biden says ties with China should start to ‘thaw’

US President Joe Biden indicated on Sunday that relations between Washington and Beijing should begin to thaw “very soon” after Washington brought down a Chinese balloon this year Allegedly a spy.

Biden explained that the relationship negotiations worsened in the months following That he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit on the Indonesian island of Bali in November.

Washington’s decision to shoot down a Chinese spy balloon over the United States in February A diplomatic dispute broke out between the two powers.

trip to beijing US diplomat Antony Blinken, Announced as an opportunity to mend relations, it was canceled after that event.

at a press conference this Sunday After the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan Biden was asked why a new direct line of communication between the United States and China was not operational.

“You’re right, we should have an open hotline. at the Bali conference, President Xi and I agreed on what we are going to do and meet,” he replied.

“And then, that silly balloon that the equivalent of two wagonloads of espionage material It flew over the United States of America,” Biden said.

,he was shot and everything changed in terms of dialogue, I think you will see how the melting starts very soon.

The Biden administration also angered China by targeting trade in advanced microchips, Alleging the risk of use for military purposes.

President Biden defended those actions on Sunday. A day after the G7 warned China against its “militarisation activities” in the region.

“China is developing its military, and That’s why I’ve made it clear that I’m not ready to do business With China with some items,” he said.

“All of our partners pledged not to do that, not to provide that kind of material. But it’s not a direct act, it’s an act that says, ‘We’re going to make sure Make every effort to maintain the status quo.'”

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