“Our one China policy has not changed, the United States opposes any unilateral changes to the status quo by either side, and the world has an interest in the maintenance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait,” the White House said in a statement over US President Joe Biden’s meeting with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China, Report informs.
“President Biden explained that the United States will continue to compete vigorously with the PRC, including by investing in sources of strength at home and aligning efforts with allies and partners around the world.
President Biden and President Xi reiterated their agreement that a nuclear war should never be fought and can never be won and underscored their opposition to the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine,” reads the statement.
In a statement after their meeting that lasted a little over three hours., Xi Jinping called Taiwan the “first red line” that must not be crossed in US-China relations, Chinese state media said.
President Xi pointed out that China is highly concerned about the current situation in Ukraine. He noted the four points about what must be done he had proposed soon after the outbreak of the crisis and the four things the international community must do together he had suggested recently.
The two sides had set up a mechanism for more frequent communications and Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to China to follow up on discussions.