Biden tells skeptics the US, China can work together after Xi meeting

  • President Joe Biden said he remains hopeful that the US and China can work together.
  • Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are expected to discuss tensions with Taiwan and Russia’s war on Ukraine..

BALI, Indonesia – President Joe Biden said he is confident China is not preparing to attack Taiwan, following his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

“I do not think there’s any imminent attempt on the part of China to invade Taiwan. And I made it clear that our policy in Taiwan has not changed at all,” Biden told reporters during a press conference in Bali.

China has been engaging in what the United States had earlier described as “provocative” behavior in the Taiwan Strait, after it conducted military drills in August on the heels of a visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the island.

But later in the day, Biden denied aa conflict was brewing. “I made it clear that we want to see cross-Strait issues peacefully resolved,” Biden said. “I am convinced he understood exactly what I was saying.”