The two presidents have not met for a year, and Washington and Beijing have not reached an agreement on several fronts.

Joe Biden and the US and Chinese Presidents Xi Jinping decided to resume military relations between them due to growing tensions, the newspaper wrote. BBC. The two presidents met in California on Wednesday, where they voted in favor of direct and open communication. The two leaders have not met in person for more than a year.

Biden said in the press conference that followed the meeting that from now on they can pick up the phone at any time and listen to each other directly. China severed relations last year after then-US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan and criticized Beijing’s activities on Taiwanese territory. Beijing considers self-governing Taiwan to be its territory and, according to threats, will necessarily annex it.

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The US President also added that although there were many differences between the two sides, the discussions proved to be constructive. At the press conference, a journalist asked Biden whether he considered Chinese President a dictator, and he replied, “To the extent that he leads a country that is completely different from America.”

In addition to resuming military contacts, the two sides also announced several other agreements in areas that have recently become a source of tension. These include taking steps to address the flow of fentanyl into the United States, which has contributed to an increase in overdose deaths in the country.

Chinese manufacturers obtained not only synthetic opioids but also precursor chemicals that could be combined to produce them. “We are taking steps to significantly reduce the flow of upstream chemicals and grain-making machinery from China to the Western Hemisphere,” Biden said.

The two superpowers also agreed to conduct a joint investigation into artificial intelligence and discussed the situation in Taiwan at length.


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