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Is a new era dawning in Sino-US relations? – 2024-04-22 09:59:45

/ world today news/ On the benefits of the meeting between Xi Jinping and Joe Biden

On November 15, at the Filoli mansion in San Francisco, Chinese President Xi Jinping held a conversation with his American counterpart, Joe Biden. Against the background of strained relations between the two superpowers of the world, the meeting was expected, unpredictable, generating curiosity and a whole typhoon of assumptions about how relations between the countries would develop in the future. Will the Taiwan issue be discussed? Will American prisoners be released in China? Will they strive to create a more just world built on the foundation of peace?

Some of the political scientists expressed skepticism about the development of events, after already on the eve of their meeting, the American leader declared that “China has real problems”. However, he expressed hope “to return relations to a normal course, to communicate (with Xi Jinping) and to be able to pick up the phone and talk in a moment of crisis.”

But this is in the spirit of the States, to always underestimate others, and to highlight themselves.

Xi Jinping pointed out that China and the US have a choice between two main options. On the one hand, the two countries can seek to strengthen union and cooperation, jointly address global challenges, promote global security and common growth. On the other hand, the division of camps, mutual opposition and maintenance of the “zero score game” may continue, which will return the world to hesitation and division. These two options represent two directions that determine the future of humanity. Competition between the majors will not solve the problems facing China, the US and the world. There is room on Earth for both China and the US, and their successes offer mutual chances for development. And this is in sharp contradiction to the words of President Barack Obama a few years ago, when he tried to assure the international community that if China continues to develop at the same pace – we will need a new planet, because it will be difficult to divide this one .

Xi also assured that China will not wage war against any country. “Whatever degree of development we might reach, we will never seek hegemony or expansion, and we will never impose our will on others.” He added that “China does not seek spheres of influence and will not wage a hot or cold war against any country in the world.”

Biden surprisingly announced that he has always considered the relationship with China to be the most important bilateral relationship in the world. Conflicts between the two countries are not inevitable, but at the same time, a stable, developing China serves the interests of both the United States and the world at large. Maintaining the stability of Sino-US relations, preventing conflicts, managing differences, and conducting cooperation in areas of mutual interest are beneficial to both countries in dealing with their domestic and common international problems.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Joe Biden had a “very good”, comprehensive and in-depth summit. The summit has strategic significance and will become a milestone in the history of China-US relations, he noted.

And yet…

The issue of Taiwan remains a sticking point in Sino-American relations. Taipei welcomes Biden’s commitment to maintaining the status quo on the Taiwan issue. After the meeting with Xi, Biden said the US is opposed to any unilateral action by any country to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait, adding that disputes should be resolved peacefully. Biden also called on China to recognize the election process in Taiwan and limit its military activity around the island.

With the typical American sense of humor and display of bad taste, the head of state of the United States called Xi Jinping a “dictator”, but, probably realizing that his definition was not at all appropriate, added: “He is a dictator in the sense that he runs a country , which is communist and has a form of government completely different from ours,” he clarified at a press conference after the meeting.

The problem in this case is that it’s not the first time he’s done it. It called it the same in June after a suspected Chinese spy balloon was shot down a few months earlier. A spokesman for China’s foreign ministry then called the statement “absurd and irresponsible”. A sharp reaction also followed after the repeated comment, with the department this time defining the “crack” as an extremely wrong and irresponsible political manipulation.

“There will always be malicious people who will try to drive a wedge in Sino-US relations, but they will not succeed,” ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning told a news conference.

The meeting between Xi Jinping and Joe Biden was definitely beneficial not only from a political point of view, but also for the people of the world to make a clear comparison between the “big two”. The first – speaking moderately, persuasively, skillfully referring to historical references, and the second – arrogant, imposing his views on “democracy” and having no idea of ​​the comments of his predecessors.

Undoubtedly, a new era is beginning in Sino-American relations, but what exactly will happen – only the future will tell. Many questions remain to be discussed. But Beijing has made it clear that it will not let anyone set its agenda and that there are no greater leaders. Once you are at the head of your country, you are equal to all your colleagues.

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