Biden told China’s Xi that US opposes efforts to change Taiwan status quo, White House says

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and US President Joe Biden raise their glasses in a toast during a luncheon at the State Department, in Washington, 25 September, 2015 (Reuters/Mike Theiler). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

WASHINGTON D.C., Jul 28, 2022, Reuters. President Joe Biden told China’s Xi Jinping on Thursday that U.S. policy on Taiwan has not changed and that Washington strongly opposes unilateral efforts to change the status quo or undermine peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, the White House said, Reuters reported.

In a phone call, the two leaders “discussed a range of issues important to the bilateral relationship and other regional and global issues, and tasked their teams to continue following up on today’s conversation, in particular to address climate change and health security,” the White House said in a statement.

The White House readout of the leaders’ phone call made no mention of potential tariff cuts by Washington.

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