On June 16th, a U.S. government official revealed that the U.S. government was coordinating a possible phone call between two leaders of the U.S. and the Communist China this summer.
The most recent meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Communist China President Xi Jinping took place on March 18th. At that time, the United States was concerned about China providing assistance to Russia, whom invaded the Ukraine. Since then, new concerns have emerged, including a possible nuclear tests by North Korea.
US President Joe Biden holds virtual talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping from the Situation Room at the White House in Washington, US, Mar 18, 2022. (Photo: The White House/Handout via REUTERS)
The official said talk between President Biden and President Xi were under discussion, and no decision was made at this moment.
On June 13th, U.S. President’s National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, met with Yang Jiechi, the top diplomat of the CCP and Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, in Luxembourg.
Sullivan and Yang discussed a range of security challenges, including Russia’s war in Ukraine and North Korea’s string of ballistic missile tests.
Sullivan also raised concerns regarding the Communist China’s recent veto of a U.S. resolution at the United Nations Security Council that would have imposed new sanctions on North Korea following a slew of recent ballistic missile tests.