President Joe Biden To Meet Chinese President Xi Jinping

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Jake Sullivan, the national security adviser at the White House, has stated that President Joe Biden is to meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at a certain point, as both nations are implying to normalize bilateral relations after a year of amid tensed relations on various geopolitical developments. 

In an interview with Fareed Zakaria of CNN which aired on June 4, Sullivan stated that he hopes to see US officials engaging with their Chinese counterparts at senior levels in the upcoming months. Following which, at a certain point, a probable meeting of President Joe Biden with President Xi Jinping. Sullivan also added that there are no inconsistencies on one hand with competing strongly on important spheres of technology and economy. However, it is important to ensure that this competition does not turn into confrontation or conflict. This being the conviction of President Joe Biden.

On June 4, USA and its allies were accused by Li Shangfu, the defense minister of China of attempting to weaken the Indo-Pacific region. This accusation came right after, USA had called out that a Chinese navy ship had cut dangerously in front of an US Navy ship during a joint exercise at the Taiwan Strait with the Canadian navy.

President Joe Biden Too Looks Forward To Better Relations With China

President Joe Biden had commented on establishing stronger ties with China in a press conference in May. He had stated addressing the Chinese spy balloon, which was shot down by the US military back in February of this year, that the US-China relations are greater than these incidents. Biden had even stated on lifting the sanctions on Chinese defense minister Li Shangfu to initiate the thaw in what has been a tense relation.