President Biden Discusses Taiwan With President Xi In Effort To Avoid ‘Conflict’

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) – The White House says President Joe Biden has objected to what it says is China’s “coercive and increasingly aggressive actions” toward Taiwan.

Biden also raised human rights concerns Monday during his first face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The leaders met on the Indonesian island of Bali amid increasing tensions between the superpowers.

Each country is competing for global influence.

Both men entered the highly anticipated meeting with bolstered political standing at home.

White House aides have repeatedly sought to play down any notion of conflict with China.

But U.S.-China relations have become increasingly strained throughout Biden’s presidency.

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