February 11, 2021

Biden presses Xi on HK, Xinjiang in first phone call

Washington (AFP) – Joe Biden pressed Chinese leader Xi Jinping over human rights in Hong Kong and Xinjiang late Wednesday in their first call since the new US president took office on January 20, according to the White House. Setting the stage for what could extend the contentious relationship between the two superpowers, Biden offered Xi his “greetings and wellwishes” for the Chinese people on the occasion of the Lunar New Year celebrations, the White House said in a statement. But, laying his own groundwork for Washington-Beijing ties after four tumultuous years under predecessor Donald Trum…

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