Mr Biden expressed concern about human rights abuses in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong, as well as China’s “unfair trade and economic policies” that hurt American workers, the White House said in a statement. Mr Xi said US support for Taiwan was “playing with fire” and warned that the world was in danger of returning to a superpower conflict half a century ago.
“The ideological divide, the division of the camp, the involvement in sectarian strife will inevitably wreak havoc on the world,” Mr Xi said, adding that co-operation with like-minded countries fearing China was a pillar of the new administration’s strategy. They oppose China or the power model. “The consequences of the Cold War are not far off.”
With that in mind, Mr. Xi said the two powers are descending into something similar to the Cold War or the deep economic, trade and technological ties between China and the United States are directly involved in the ongoing debate in Washington. The old US-Soviet relationship is impossible.
The talks were a reminder that China is likely to be the biggest geopolitical test in the history of the United States by Mr. Biden and his top advisers. He dismissed the Cold War as “comparative” and said, “We have a choice not to do so.”
“China will be a factor in the future of the global system – it will not go anywhere,” Mr Sullivan told the Louis Institute of Technology in Australia last week. “And the United States is not going anywhere, we are not going anywhere in the Indian-Pacific. And we have to learn how to deal with that reality.
Although the two leaders spoke on the phone twice this year, the conference was intended to reschedule in-depth discussions on issues between the United States and China – an unlikely epidemic and political issue awaited Mr Jin. Travel from January 2020.