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Japan views US-China relations as important to the international community

16 Nov. 2021 17:28 IST

Tokyo [Japan]Nov. 16 (ANI): Echoing the virtual summit between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said on Tuesday that “stable relations” between Washington and Beijing are extremely important for the entire international community.
“Stable relations between the United States and China are extremely important for the entire international community. The Japanese government is closely monitoring the development of relations between these countries,” Sputnik quoted Hayashi as saying.
On Tuesday, Biden and Xi held a “deep and constructive” meeting of more than three hours and exchanged views on bilateral relations on issues fundamental to the development of China-US relations.
This meeting took place amid deteriorating relations between Beijing and Washington on various issues, including human rights, trade and the growing arms race.
“President Biden expressed concern about the PRC’s practices in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong, as well as about human rights in general,” the White House statement said.

In a statement from the White House, Biden said he was clear about the need to protect American workers and industries from the unfair trade and economic practices of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
Both leaders also discussed the importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific, and communicated the United States’ continued determination to deliver on our commitments in the region, the statement said.
Beijing has been reprimanded worldwide for the crackdown on Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang by sending them to mass detention camps, disrupting their religious activities and subjecting them to abuse, including forced labour. However, the Chinese authorities continue to deny all charges.
President Biden has spoken out on China’s human rights violations against minorities.
The US president and his Chinese counterpart held the first meeting since Biden took office.
Biden also underlined his country’s commitment to the “one China” policy and also strongly opposed unilateral attempts to change the status quo or undermine peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.
“On Taiwan, President Biden underlined the United States’ continued commitment to the ‘One China’ policy, guided by the Taiwan Relations Act, the three joint communiqués and the six assurances, and the United States’ strong opposition to unilateral attempts to undermine the status quo or peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait,” the statement said. (ANI)