[NEWS] Biden may meet with Xi Jinping for the first time

On August 5, John Kirby, strategic communications coordinator at the National Security Council , said that Biden did not intend to negotiate with Russian and Chinese leaders Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping in the near future. He noted that the US President has nothing to announce.

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On August 2, Speaker of the US House of Presidents Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan. This was the first visit by an American politician of this stature to the island since 1997. According to the speaker of the US House of Representatives, her trip does not contradict US policy towards China, but Washington opposes unilateral attempts to change the status quo of Taiwan.

 Immediately after Pelosi’s arrival in Taiwan, the Chinese Foreign Ministry summoned US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns and strongly protested to him in connection with the visit of a high-ranking American politician to the island, which Beijing considers its province.