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US News: Taiwan: XI warns biden to "Do not play with fire"

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J OE Biden and Xi Jinping spoke at length on Monday to Tuesday without paying anything From their disputes, especially concerning Taiwan, Chinese president exhorting his American counterpart not to "play with fire" on this issue. The US President has warned his Chinese counterpart that the United States "are firmly opposed" to any "unilateral attempt to change the status quo or to undermine peace and stability in the Strait of Taiwan", according to A text published by the White House at the end of the virtual meeting, which lasted about three and a half hours.

XI Jinping has warned the United States to "do not play with fire" about the island, that the China sees as a rebel province to reintegrate its giron. "The Taiwanese authorities have attempted several times to rely on the United States for independence and some in the United States are trying to use Taiwan to control China," said Chinese leader. "It's a very dangerous tendency to play with the fire," he said, according to the comments reported by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Joe Biden also expressed his "Concerns about Practices (from China) to Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong, and human rights in general".

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and he criticized the commercial and economic practices judged "unfair" of China. These statements decide somewhat with the friendliness posted at the beginning of the meeting. The two men had gueled with his hand, by interposed screens, depending on the images shot on both sides. Joe Biden had estimated in his preliminary statements that "the competition between the two countries should not turn into a conflict, whether intentional or not".

"It's never, never a good idea to bet against the American people"

"China and the United States must improve their communication and cooperation," said Xi Jinping on his side, said to be happy to see. "His old friend", for the first time by interposed screens, while their two previous exchanges had made on the phone. But in Washington as in Beijing, we had to temper expectations on this discussion. If after the arrival of Joe Biden, the tone has changed in relation to the trump era's outburst, the relationship between Washington and Beijing remains extremely tense.

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This virtual encounter was held at the moment when XI Jinping continues to strengthen its grip on the plan. The Chinese Communist Party adopted last week a text calling "the party, the army and the whole people to unite more closely around the central committee of which Xi Jinping forms the heart". The US President, confronted with an extremely divided political landscape, and a pandemic to eradicate, mentioned China Monday by promulging a gigantic infrastructure plan, supposed to allow America to "win the competition" of the 21st century. At the end of his speech, the American president repeated one of his favorite sentences, "It's never, never a good idea to bet against the American people. »

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© AFP J OE Biden invited some 110 countries and territories to its virtual summit for democracy in December, including the main Western Allies of the United States. United States , but also Taiwan in a clear message to the China , whose shadow should hover on this appointment despite its absence.

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