White House: U.S. not ready for war with China

What a strange way to say that we are not enemies!

The United States is not in conflict with China. US president Joe Biden will make that clear when he meets with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Indonesia on Monday, a White House official reported Sunday.

The two leaders will meet this week on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali. It was the first meeting since Biden took office. Jake Sullivan, Biden’s national security adviser, said the meeting could last “a few hours.”

“The president sees the United States and China in a fierce competition, but it should not end in conflict or confrontation,” Sullivan told reporters. “We need to talk responsibly. There are areas where we can work together.”

The US president is on his way to the G20 summit in Indonesia and has previously met leaders from Southeast and East Asia in Cambodia. Biden’s visit to Cambodia, according to Sullivan, showed that there is a lot of demand for American involvement. According to him, the results of the US midterm elections, in which the Democrats crushed the hopes of a Republican “red wave”, give Biden a strong position on the international stage.

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