US and China Still in Competition. United States (US) President Joe Biden met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Woodside, California, on Thursday (16/11/2023).
Quoting the White House’s official statement on Wednesday (11/15/2023), the two leaders were said to have had open and constructive discussions. Meanwhile, both of them touched on various bilateral and global issues, such as areas of potential cooperation and exchanging views on differences.
Joe Biden emphasized that the US-China is in competition, noting that it will continue to invest in sources of strength at home and align with its allies and partners around the world. He also said that the US would always defend its interests, values and those of its allies and partners.
He reiterated that the world expects the US and China to manage their competition responsibly. This is so that new conflicts, confrontations or cold wars do not occur. In addition, Biden also said that he appreciated the conversation. According to him, the most important thing is a sense of understanding between the two countries’ leaders.
Meanwhile, Biden also said that the global challenges currently being faced, such as climate change, the eradication of narcotics and artificial intelligence, which he considered required efforts from both countries.
US and China Still in Competition. The two leaders also agreed that their teams would follow up on discussions held in San Francisco, by continuing diplomacy and high-level interactions.
These include visits to both countries, ongoing work level consultations in key areas. This includes commercial, economic, financial, Asia-Pacific, arms control and non-proliferation, maritime, export control enforcement, policy planning, agriculture and disability issues.