President Xi Jinping held a video meeting with US President Biden on the morning of November 16. The two sides conducted full and in-depth communication and exchanges on strategic, overall, and fundamental issues related to the development of Sino-US relations, as well as important issues of common concern.

Taiwan independence

Xi Jinping expounded China's principled position on the Taiwan issue. Xi Jinping emphasized that the situation in the Taiwan Strait is facing a new round of tension because the Taiwan authorities have repeatedly attempted to "rely on the United States for independence," and some people in the United States intend to "use Taiwan to control China." This trend is very dangerous. It is playing with fire, and playing with fire must burn oneself. The one-China principle and the three Sino-US joint communiqués are the political foundation of Sino-US relations. Successive U.S. governments have made clear commitments to this. The true status quo of the Taiwan issue and the core content of one China are: there is only one China in the world, Taiwan is a part of China, and the government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legal government representing China. The complete reunification of China is the common aspiration of all Chinese people. We are patient and we are willing to use our utmost sincerity and do our utmost to strive for the prospect of peaceful reunification. However, if the "Taiwan independence" separatist forces provoke persecution, or even break through the red line, we will have to take decisive measures.

Biden said that the US-China relationship is the most important bilateral relationship in the world. As two world powers, the United States and China have responsibilities to both the United States and China and the people of the world. The two sides should increase their understanding of each other's intentions through open and frank dialogue, and ensure that the competition between the two countries is fair and healthy, and will not evolve into conflict. I agree with President Xi Jinping's statement that history is fair, and US-China relations can only be done well, not messed up. China was already a big country more than 5,000 years ago. I would like to reiterate clearly that the United States does not seek to change China’s system, does not seek to strengthen alliances against China, and has no intention of conflict with China. The US government is committed to pursuing the long-term consistent one-China policy, does not support "Taiwan independence," and hopes that the Taiwan Strait will maintain peace and stability. The United States is willing to work with China to respect each other, coexist peacefully, strengthen communication, reduce misunderstandings, properly handle differences in a constructive way, strengthen cooperation in areas where the interests of the United States and China are the same, and jointly respond to global challenges such as new crown pneumonia and climate change. The people of the country can live a better life. Our younger generation should be encouraged to get in touch with each other more and understand each other's cultures, so as to make the world a better place.

The two sides also exchanged views on Afghanistan, the Iranian nuclear issue and the situation on the Korean Peninsula and other international and regional issues of common concern.

The capitals of the two countries believe that the meeting was frank, constructive, substantive, and fruitful, which is conducive to enhancing mutual understanding between the two sides, increasing the positive expectations of the international community on Sino-US relations, and sending a strong message to China, the United States and the world. Strong signal. The two sides agreed to continue to maintain close ties through various means to push China-U.S. relations back on the right track of healthy and stable development, and benefit the peoples of China and the U.S. and the peoples of the world.

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