Today’s first direct chairman in Biden and Xi Jinping… Pay attention to North Korea’s Nuclear Message

Talks held amid heightened tensions between the US and China after the US House Speaker visited Taiwan in August
Emphasis on dialogue and preventing accidental conflict rather than achieving results… There appears to be no joint statement
Possibility of restoring some of the dialogue delayed by Biden’s Senate victory and Xi Jinping’s third consecutive term

US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold their first face-to-face summit on the afternoon of the 14th (local time) in Bali, Indonesia, where the G20 summit will be held.

According to the White House, the two leaders will meet at a hotel in Bali at 5:30pm (6:30pm Korean time) on the same day.

Given the timing, this summit is meaningful as the dialogue between the leaders took place at a time when the conflict between the two countries had intensified significantly after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan in August last, and even major dialogue channels cut off. .

In particular, President Xi confirmed his third consecutive term at the party convention last month, and President Biden is also attracting attention as it is being held at a time when the ruling Democratic Party, the A ruling Democratic Party, its majority in the Senedd in the recent mid-term elections, laying the foundation for a stable foreign policy over the next two years.

It is expected that this meeting will be an opportunity to measure the state of relations between the United States and China in the second half of President Biden’s presidency and the third term of President Xi Jinping’s presidency.

For this reason, unlike normal bilateral meetings held side by side on the occasion of multilateral summits, the United States and China in this meeting will discuss global issues such as bilateral relations, the economy, the issues of Taiwan and North Korea, world affairs including Ukraine, and climate change and health cooperation It is expected that there will be detailed and comprehensive discussions on issues such as

In relation to bilateral relations, the United States intends to communicate its policy to manage competition between the two countries responsibly and strengthen cooperation in areas where interests coincide.

It is to compete with China, a strategic competitor, by communicating with China, while preventing accidental conflicts caused by misunderstandings and misjudgments.

Earlier, President Biden met with reporters in Cambodia on the 13th and said about the agenda of the US-China summit, “We have to find out where the red line (demarcation line) is and what is the most important thing that we need to do it for the next two years.” We will speak honestly.”

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in a regular briefing on the 11th, regarding the outcome of the US-China summit, “Handle differences properly, promote mutually beneficial cooperation, avoid misunderstandings and misjudgments, and put China-US relations back on the right track for sound and stable development.” We have to push them back,” he said.

As a result, it is predicted that the conflict between the two countries, which has intensified due to the series of visits by US politicians including the Speaker of the House Pelosi to Taiwan, will be clearly eased through this meeting.

Furthermore, there is hope that the talks will restore some of the eight channels of dialogue between the United States and China, including climate change, which China had suspended.

However, many note that it is difficult to resolve the underlying conflict structure through this meeting given that the United States and China are engaged in a strategic competition for regional dominance.

In particular, there is a high possibility of conflict again as the United States expresses its position against the unilateral change of the status quo by force over the issue of Taiwan, where President Xi announced at the party convention that he would not rule out the use of force on the issue of Taiwan.

In the economic field, where the United States is strengthening its export controls on high-tech products to China, it is expected that China will reveal a fundamental difference in stance as it protests against the US measures.

Along with this, it seems that there will be a battle between the two sides over human rights issues, including Xinjiang Uighurs.

Along with this, the discussions will also discuss the issue of responding to North Korea, which has entered a cycle of gradually increasing the intensity of the provocations after completing preparations for a nuclear test.

China and Russia recently objected to the United Nations Security Council (Security Council) discussion of sanctions against North Korea in response to North Korean provocations.

In this regard, the United States is expected to put intense pressure on China’s role in discussing the possibility of North Korea’s nuclear test.

Earlier, the White House openly warned that if North Korea conducts a nuclear test, it will have no choice but to increase the military power of the US military in Northeast Asia.

It remains to be seen how President Xi will react to this.

Given this fundamental difference in position between the United States and China, it is expected that this summit will focus on the actual dialogue between the top leaders rather than tangible results.

The talks are expected to last more than two hours, and no separate joint statement is expected to be issued.

President Biden plans to explain the results of the meeting to the US media at 9:30 (10:30 in Korea) the same day after the meeting.

Previously, President Biden and President Xi communicated only five times through video conferences and phone calls from January last year when President Biden took office until last July for reasons such as Corona 19.

Biden and Xi Jinping, today's first direct chairman... Pay attention to North Korea's Nuclear Message

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