Biden warns Xi of ‘implications and consequences’ if China provides material support to Russia: White House
Biden warns Xi of ‘implications and consequences’ if China provides material support to Russia: White House

Biden warns Xi of ‘implications and consequences’ if China provides material support to Russia: White House

President of the United States Joe Biden warned his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that there would be “implications and consequences” for Beijing if it chose to provide direct “material support” to Russia in the midst of its invasion of Ukraine and increasing attacks on civilians White House have said.

The 110-minute secure video call on Friday was the first conversation between the two leaders since Russian invasion of Ukraine. The conversations between Biden and Xi focused heavily on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the implications for US-China relations and international order, a senior White House said official to reporters.

” He (President Biden) described the implications and consequences if China provides material support for Russia as it performs brutal attacks against Ukrainian cities and civilians, ” the White House said in a reading of the lengthy conversation between the two presidents.

Later a senior Biden official refused to publicly state what these consequences could be for Beijinga close ally of Moscow.

” I do not intend to publish our options from here, ” the senior official said. Ever since Russia launched a ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine on February 24, China has entered a fine line and refused to condemn it as an invasion.

The call between the two presidents was about ensuring that there is a ” direct, honest and detailed and very meaningful conversation at the leadership level, ” the senior administration official said.

”Chairman Biden detailed our efforts to prevent and then respond to the invasion, including by imposing costs on Russia White House reading of the meeting said. Biden emphasized its support for a diplomatic solution to the crisis. The two leaders also agreed on the importance of maintaining open lines of communication to steer competition between our two countries, it said.

Biden and Xi also gave their teams the task of following up on their conversation in the critical period ahead White House said.

At the same time, President Xi stressed that there have been and will continue to be differences between them China and the United States. What matters is to keep such differences under control. A steadily growing relationship is in the interest of both sides Chinese The Foreign Ministry said in a statement in Beijing.

About the situation in Ukrainepresident Biden explained the position of the United States and expressed readiness to communicate with China to prevent the situation from getting worse, it says.

” China does not want to look into the situation Ukraine to get to this. China stands for peace and is against war. This is embedded in China’s history and culture, ” Xi was quoted as saying in the statement to Biden.

” China draws a conclusion independently based on the benefits of each case. China advocates upholding international law and universally recognized norms governing international relations, ” Xi said.

China sticks to UN Charter and promotes the vision of common, comprehensive, collaborative and sustainable security. These are the key principles that support China’s approach Ukraine crisis, Xi explained.

” All sides must jointly support Russia and Ukraine in having dialogue and negotiations that will yield results and lead to peace. USA and NATO must also have a dialogue with Russia to address the core of Ukraine crisis and alleviate both security issues Russia and Ukraine, ” Xi said.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the vast majority of the nearly two hours spent with the president outlining the views from United Statesits allies and partners about this crisis, including a detailed outline of efforts to prevent and then respond to the invasion, “how we got here, steps we have taken, where we have gone and why”.

A senior administration official told reporters the conversation was direct. “It was rich in content and it was detailed. The two leaders spent most of their time discussing Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraineas well as the consequences of the crisis for US-China relations and international order, ”the official said.

Biden shared with Xi a detailed review of how things have developed to this point, his assessment of the situation today and the President Biden stressed his support for a diplomatic solution to the crisis, “the official said, adding Biden described the US assessment of Putin’s actions and his miscalculations. “He also described the unity in United States and its allies and partners, the unprecedented coordination with ours European, NATOand Indo-Pacific partners, and the overwhelming global unity and condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraineas well as support for Ukraine, ”the official said.

“The bite made clear the implications and consequences of China provide material support – if China should provide material support – to Russia while prosecuting its brutal war in Ukrainenot only for China’s relationship with United States but for the wider world, ”the official said. During the call Biden stressed concerns Russia spreads disinformation about biological weapons in Ukraine as a pretext for a false flag operation and stressed concerns about repeating such misinformation. US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan had sent a similar message on Monday during a meeting with top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi in Rometold a senior administration official.

The official declined to comment on whether the United States has information about it China provides or is open to provide Moscow with financial and military assistance, but said Sullivan spoke directly about concerns and ” potential implications and consequences of certain actions. ” In the meantime, Biden and Xi also discussed Taiwan questions during their conversations.

“President Xi traveled Taiwan. President Biden repeated, that United States remains committed to our one-China policy and is governed by Taiwan Relations Act, the three joint notices and the six insurances. And he stressed the importance of maintaining peace and stability across the country Taiwan The strait, the official said. China views Taiwanan autonomous island, as a rebel province to be reunited with the mainland, even by force.

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