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Flashpoint issue of Taiwan, Ahead of Biden-Xi summit

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Top politicians from China and the United States have issued stern warnings on the Taiwan issue, ahead of a much-anticipated summit on Monday between their leaders.

The real meeting between President Joe Biden and Xi Jinping comes in the wake of growing tensions – partly in Taiwan, the democratic country Beijing wants, but despite trade, human rights and other issues.

In a phone call on Friday with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to discuss preparations for the summit. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressed concern over Beijing’s “military, communications and economic pressures” in Beijing.

Wang warned of the dangers of US actions that may appear to support “Taiwan’s independence.” Washington changed political recognition from Taipei to Beijing in 1979, but Congress’s move that year passed requires the United States to provide weapons in Taiwan to protect itself.

The US government is careful not to show that it sees Taiwan but that it enjoys widespread support. Which is part of Congress, with a group of lawmakers visiting the island this month.

“Any reunion with the support of ‘Taiwanese’ liberation forces is undermining peace throughout the Taiwan Strait. Also it will eventually be heard,” Wang told. (According to a report released by China on Saturday).

China has expanded military operations near Taiwan in recent years, with a record number of flights entering the island’s air defense base in early October. Washington has repeatedly shown its support for Taiwan in dealing with what it has described as Chinese violence. ‘

And while the world’s top two greenhouse gas emitters introduced an unexpected agreement last week to work on climate change. Washington and Beijing have stated they will not provide a basis for flashpoint issues.

U.S. officials have set Monday’s summit as an opportunity to manage competition responsibly. As they try to co-operate in areas where the two face each other. Xi last week warned of a return to conflict during the Cold War in the Asia-Pacific region.

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In a long-running meeting, Biden and Xi held strong US-China relations

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President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping met on Monday in a summit that did not go unnoticed but allowed the two world powers to participate in a wide range of sensitive issues – including Taiwan, trade and human rights.

In a 3-hour debate the White House noted as “respectable and straightforward and… open,” neither sides made any promises or resigned. But the negotiation was to acknowledge that the conflict, whether trade or the South China Sea, could have serious consequences worldwide.

At that point, Biden’s chief executive officer said Biden had raised with Xi the need for stable talks on issues such as nuclear and hypersonic weapons, a China building at a rapid pace that has shocked defense officials. Biden has raised concerns about China’s oppression of minors in Xinjiang province, about unfair trade and economic practices and its recent violence against Taiwan.

Xi, according to China’s central broadcaster, has given assurances that China, which has promised to forge Taiwan and China forcibly if necessary, will “do everything possible” to achieve a “reunification” peacefully.

The two leaders also discussed the existence of a climate crisis and the important role played by their countries, the world’s two largest greenhouse gases. They also talk about how they will continue with this promise in the future.

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“As I have said before, it seems to be our responsibility – as the leaders of China and America – to ensure that competition between our countries does not get into conflicts, whether intentional or unintentional,” Biden told Xi briefly earlier. of journalists at the White House before the start of the conference. “A simple, straightforward competition. To me it seems we need to establish a mind-blowing approach, to be clear and honest where we disagree and to work together where our interests meet, especially on important global issues such as climate change. “

Xi said differences of opinion and blocs would bring “inevitable disaster” to the world. “The effects of the Cold War are far from over,” he said.

Xi also warned that China would take “strong measures” against any measures to support Taiwan’s independence from China, its ruling Chinese Communist Party that has never ruled Taiwan. “Such movements are very dangerous, like playing with fire. The one who plays with fire will burn, ”he said.

Negotiations on Taiwan – perhaps the worst case scenario between the two countries – “escalated,” and Biden “clearly affirmed” a one-China policy that recognizes Beijing’s position as the end of China’s legal regime and related policy laws, a. a senior administrative officer, spoke on condition of anonymity to explain the private conference. He also reminded Xi that as a member of parliament he had voted for the Taiwan Relations Relations Act of 1979, so national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Tuesday, “he understands deeply … the united states.”

The White House, in a statement, said the United States was “strongly opposed to one-sided efforts to change the situation. China has raised threats against Taiwan, flies around the island and holds military tests mimicking an island attack that we consider a rebel province. On Monday, just hours before the summit, Taiwan’s defense ministry said China had sent six planes to its air defense base. Taiwan sees itself as an independent country.

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Media’s Reaction to COP26 climate deal

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Media outlets around the world have been making their decision on the COP26 agreement. It is an agreement made on Saturday night that seeks to prevent the worst effects of climate change.

Nearly 200 countries have ratified.

India and China, both of the world’s largest coal miners. They insisted on a last-minute change in the language of gas in the agreement – from the “exit phase” to the “low level”.

After initial opposition, the opposing nations finally agreed.

The U.K.
On Sunday morning, the Scottish Mail carried the headline, “Glasgow wins global climate change agreement”. As two-week talks took place in Scotland’s largest city. Scotland on Sunday led with even more sadness: “Make no mistake, we are on our way to hell.”

In London, the Independent newspaper carried the headline: Sharma apologizes for the coal deal. Referring to the COP26 president who appeared upset during the trial on Saturday night.

The Sunday Times reported that “India and China have struck a deal in the coal-fired police crackdown,” with the Sunday Telegraph calling it “a drop in coal.” The Mail on Sunday described you simply as a “Policeman.”

Germany
The English edition of Deutsche Welle reports: “The world’s leaders have failed to live up to their promise of climate change.” It noted that the U.N. conference. “It has been criticized as a failure. After India and China weakened the language to end the extinction of fossil fuels.”

The German newspaper Das Bild carried the headline “Weltweiter Kohleausstieg eingeleitet,” which literally translates as “the beginning of global coal mining.”

It highlighted that, despite the language barrier, it was the first time that the COP conference had made direct decisions on coal and mineral burning.

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