The US expressed its concern to China about the military pressure on Taiwan


The US expressed its concern to China about the military pressure on Taiwan before the summit of Joe Biden and Xi Jinping.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned the Asian government about tensions with the island. At the same time, details were being prepared for the virtual meeting of the leaders. The official asked Beijing to talk with Taipei to overcome the crisis.

The Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, asked his Chinese counterpart that the authorities of the country dialogue with Taiwan, During a telephone conversation between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping in preparation for the next summit, scheduled for Monday afternoon (Tuesday morning in the Asian country).

The State Department said in a statement: "The meeting (between Biden and Xi) provides an opportunity for both leaders to discuss how to responsibly compete with the United States and China. Let's go and work together in areas where they have interests. "

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken spoke to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and expressed concern about "continued military, diplomatic and economic pressure" from the People's Republic of China against Taiwan.

" the State Department wrote. It's a statement.

Blinken also encouraged the Chinese authorities to dialogue with Taiwan "to resolve the tensions (...) peacefully and consistent with the wishes and interests of the people" of the island, the text said.

US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are scheduled to hold a virtual summit on Monday night at Washington time.

Blinken and Wang spoke Friday to discuss preparations for the summit, with the secretary-general reporting that "Beijing has been urged to resolve issues peacefully in accordance with the wishes and interests of the people of Taiwan." Engage in meaningful conversation. "

Relations between the world's two largest economies have soured, partly because of Taiwan, which Beijing claims. Last month, the Chinese military flew a record number of flights over the island's air defenses.

Washington has repeatedly voiced its support for Taiwan in what he has described as Chinese aggression.

The State Department said Monday's summit provides an opportunity for the two leaders to discuss how to responsibly address competition between the United States and the People's Republic of China and to work together in those areas. Where interests meet.

The tensions between China and the United States on behalf of Taiwan and the Iranian nuclear program will be, among others, the topics that the Chinese leaders, Xi Jinping, and the United States, Joe Biden, will discuss in the virtual meeting they will hold next week.

Through a statement published on its website, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs assured that its head, Wang Yi, and the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, held a telephone conversation on Saturday before the videoconference between Xi and Biden next Tuesday morning (Beijing time; Monday night Washington time).

US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will hold a virtual meeting on Monday, November 15, the White House said Friday, amid mounting bilateral tensions over Taiwan, human rights, and trade.

"The two leaders will discuss ways to manage competition" between the two powers responsibly, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement.

"At all times, President Biden will make America's intentions and priorities clear and will be clear and forthright about our concerns with the People's Republic of China," he added.