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UPDATE 1-US-China commitment to intensify

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (Reuters) – US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Tuesday that US involvement in China will increase on multiple levels to ensure competition between the two powers does not turn into conflict.

Hours after a virtual summit between US President Joe Biden and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Sullivan said the two leaders agreed “we would look at continuing the discussion on strategic stability” – a reference to US concerns on China’s nuclear and missiles. build up.

“President Biden has addressed with President Xi the need for a series of strategic, stable talks… to be led by the leaders and led by senior empowered teams on both sides crossing the border on security, technology and diplomacy,” Sullivan said. in a Brookings Institution webinar.

“You’ll see an intensification of engagement on multiple levels to ensure there are guardrails around this league so it doesn’t come into conflict.”

Biden and Xi spoke for about three and a half hours into their virtual meeting, but seemed to do little to narrow the disparities between the superpowers, which have heightened fears of potential conflict between them.

The United States had seen the meeting, the most in-depth exchange of leaders since Biden took office in January, as a way to bring stability to a relationship that became increasingly concerned about a range of issues, including what Washington sees as the aggressive actions of Beijing to itself. – ruled Taiwan.

At the meeting, Biden urged his Chinese counterpart on human rights and Xi warned China would respond to provocations on Taiwan https://www.reuters.com/world/biden-raised-concerns-over-xinjiang-tibet-hong-kong – xi-warns-taiwan-red-line-2021-11-16. (Reporting by David Brunnstrom, Michael Martina and Doina Chiacu Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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