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In Talks With Biden, Xi Seeks to Assure and Assert at the Same Time

Posted on AllSides November 16th, 2023
From The Left
World, China, United States, Joe Biden, Xi Jinping
Doug Mills

Meeting with President Biden for the first time in a year, China’s leader, Xi Jinping, reiterated his determination to unify with Taiwan, but stopped short of mentioning the potential use of force. He denounced what he called futile American efforts at containing China, but also acknowledged that U.S. tech restrictions had taken a toll.

And he broadcast that China had global ambitions for its influence — while also trying to reassure the world that those ambitions did not have to lead to conflict with the United States.

Mr. Xi’s message at the leaders’...

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