US CHINA – No change in US policy on Taiwan, Biden tells Xi

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President Joe Biden told Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Thursday that the policy of the United States toward Taiwan remains unchanged, the White House said.

The statement followed a two-hour-long telephone conversation between the two leaders amid rising bilateral tensions over US tariffs on Chinese products, the war in Ukraine and, most notably, a possible visit to Taiwan by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“On Taiwan, President Biden underscored that the United States policy has not changed and that the United States strongly opposes unilateral efforts to change the status quo or undermine peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait,” the White House said.