Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping held a virtual summit on Monday. During the conversation Xi Jinping warned Joe Bide about the US stance on Taiwan. Xi told Biden the US was “playing with fire” over Taiwan and “will get burnt” if America continued to defend Taiwanese independence.
Joe Biden also forgot to ask China over the origins of the Wuhan virus.
BBC News reported:
Chinese President Xi Jinping has used a virtual summit with US counterpart Joe Biden to warn that encouraging Taiwanese independence would be “playing with fire”.
The talks are the most substantial since Mr Biden took office in January.
Both sides emphasized the two men’s personal relationship and the summit was an attempt to ease tensions.
But they could not escape one of the most sensitive topics: the self-ruled island of Taiwan.
China sees Taiwan as a breakaway province to be reunified with the mainland one day.
The US recognizes and has formal ties with China. But it has also pledged to help Taiwan defend itself in the event of an attack.
China’s state-run Global Times said Mr Xi blamed recent tensions on “repeated attempts by the Taiwan authorities to look for US support for their independence agenda as well as the intention of some Americans to use Taiwan to contain China”.
“Such moves are extremely dangerous, just like playing with fire. Whoever plays with fire will get burnt,” it said.
NBA player Enes Kantor posted this tweet prior to the talks.
Will @JoeBiden ask about Uyghur Genocide or assault on Tibetans & HK?
Or will they pat each other on the back? pic.twitter.com/kKwVNmb9ce
— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) November 14, 2021