As the global community continues to tremor and shake its way to a strange new world order, the United States has been forced to do some serious soul-searching as it pertains to our relationship with China.
The far-east superpower wannabes have long been using nefarious means to gain and maintain influence on the world’s stage. Their theft of international intellectual property is legendary, (albeit for horrid reasons), and they’ve now moved on to outwardly threatening the United States and other western nations militarily.
This has President Joe Biden ready to pick up the phone.
President Biden is expected to have a call with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week, the White House said, calling the United States’ relationship with Beijing “one of the most consequential bilateral relationships in the world,” as U.S. officials double down on their warnings that China poses the greatest long-term threat to U.S. national security.
“This is one of the most consequential bilateral relationships in the world and in one of the most important parts of the world,” White House National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby said Tuesday.
Kirby could not give a “specific” date and time for the call between Biden and Xi, but said he expects it to happen “probably this week.”
The pair will have a rather wide-ranging discussion.
Kirby said Biden and Xi would discuss “everything from the tensions over Taiwan to the war in Ukraine, as well as how we better manage competition between our two nations, certainly in the economic sphere.”
“There’s a host of issues, and this is a discussion that, quite frankly, has been playing for a long time,” Kirby said, noting that Biden and Xi have a “pretty robust agenda of things” to discuss.
The phone call will arrive as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to suggest that she’ll be visiting Taiwan in the coming weeks, something that Biden himself is said to be working to protect against.