Xi Jinping warned US President Joe Biden: US President Joe Biden spoke to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the phone today. The talks between the two heads of state lasted for two hours and 17 minutes. During this, pointing to the Taiwan dispute, Xi Jinping said that whoever plays with fire, will burn himself. This is the fifth time he has had this conversation with the Chinese President since Biden became the President.
White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said China’s aggressive behavior in the Indo-Pacific region was a priority on the agenda for talks.
China warns Washington on Pelosi’s visit
At the same time, China was also involved in the upcoming visit of Biden’s ally and UN House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan. While China has been claiming Taiwan as its share, Taiwan talks of having its own elected democratic government in the state. This is not the first time that a US government official has visited Taiwan.
Even before this, US government officials have often visited Taiwan, but in this conversation, China has termed Pelosi’s visit as a provocative act. Pelosi comes second only to the US presidency and can travel by military transport when she visits Taiwan. China warned that if Pelosi travels to China, Washington will have to face the consequences.
What did the US general say on China’s threat?
At the same time, General Mark Milley, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the media that if Pelosi asks for military assistance, then we will do whatever is necessary for his safe travel. American officials estimate that China may use force to control Taiwan.
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