US President Joe Biden has spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping for ninety minutes on the phone for the first time in seven months, with the intention of easing the sourness of bilateral ties. Regarding this, the White House said that Biden gave a message to Jinping that while being two big economies of the world, the two countries should be competitive, but there should be no such situation in the future where there should be situations of conflict between the two countries.
The talks between the two leaders since Biden took office come at a time when there is no dearth of bitter issues between the two countries. The US is angry with the cyber security breaches being done by China, the way the corona virus epidemic is being handled. Recently, the White House described Chinese trade rules as ‘coercive and unfair’. However, the focus of Biden’s talks was not on the hot issues. Instead, his tenure focused on discussing the way forward for US-China relations to get off to a certain start to a strong one.
can work together on issues of mutual concern
“The two leaders had a comprehensive, strategic discussion in which they discussed areas where our interests meet, and areas where our interests, values and perspectives differ,” the White House said in a statement. The US government hopes that despite growing differences, the two sides can work together on issues of mutual concern, including climate change and preventing the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula.
If we work together, it will be good for the world
At the same time, according to ANI, Xi Jinping said on the phone that if the two countries continue to engage with each other like this, then it will harm the whole world. But if both the countries work together then it will be good for the world too. At the invitation of US President Biden, Jinping was pleased that both sides should consider the process of environmental change, epidemic prevention and the world’s recovery from economic damage. In this process, both countries should also maintain respect for each other’s differences.