The presidents agreed to common efforts against climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic.
The president of the United States, Joe Biden, had his first conversation with the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, the Democratic leader had not spoken with his Asian counterpart since he won the elections last November.
The White House confirmed that its president spoke with Jinping about common issues such as global warming and the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Democratic leader also reportedly raised his concerns about Beijing’s coercive and unjust practices, its repression in Hong Kong, allegations of human rights abuses in Xinjiang and increasingly authoritarian actions in the region, commented those leaders close to the White House. .
For his part, Xi Jinping commented that Beijing’s position against Hong Kong and other cities is a matter of citizen and national security, therefore, he hopes that the United States will address this issue with «caution» and also ruled out a confrontation between the two. powers.
Biden confirmed that the United States will analyze its security strategies regarding what happens in Beijing. Several experts believe that this work is focused on diminishing the power of the Chinese army outside its borders.
Relations between China and the United States are not the best, after Donald Trump, former US president, imposed economic measures on all Asian products, which does not seem to change in the Biden administration.