US president Joe Biden told his counterpart Xi Jinping of China that the US is strongly opposed to “unilateral efforts” to change the status quo or undermine peace across Taiwan.
The two leaders have concluded their first face-to face virtual summit.
Biden and Xi also discussed controversial issues like China’s practices in Xinjiang and Hong Kong. These are the most substantial discussions both leaders have had since Mr. Biden took office in January.
Meanwhile, according to Reuters quoting Chinese state media, Xi issued a warning to Biden that US support for Taiwanese independence was like “playing with fire…. and those who play with fire will get burned”.
A White House statement released after the meeting ended said; “President Biden underscored that the United States remains committed to the ‘One China’ policy,”
“[It] strongly opposes unilateral efforts to change the status quo or undermine peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.”