Chinese President Xi says he is ready to work with the United States for mutual benefit

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BEIJING — President Xi Jinping has said China is willing to work with the United States to find ways to reach an agreement for the benefit of both, Chinese state television reported Thursday, ahead of a possible meeting with the president. American Joe Biden in Indonesia.

As major powers, China and the United States should strengthen communication and cooperation to help ensure stability in the world, Xi said in a message at a National Committee on US Relations event. -Chinese Wednesday.

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The two countries are at odds over China’s policy towards Taiwan, China’s relationship with Russia and, most recently, US efforts to prevent its semiconductor companies from selling technology to Chinese companies. .

China has recently been infuriated by a series of visits by US lawmakers to Taiwan. China said the United States was sending « dangerous signals » to the democratically-ruled island, which China claims as its own.

Xi, who just won a groundbreaking third term as head of the ruling Communist Party overseeing the world’s second-largest economy, denounced foreign interference in Taiwan and recently said China would never give up the right to use force. .

Biden said on Wednesday that « the United States is not seeking conflict with China. »

The US administration, after Xi secured his third term over the weekend, stressed the importance of maintaining open lines of communication with China.

Xi and Biden are scheduled to attend a G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia in November, but no information has been officially released on whether they will meet. (Reporting by Albee Zhang and Bernard Orr; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman, Robert Birsel)


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