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Joe Biden told China’s Xi Jinping that US policy on Taiwan has ‘not changed’: White House

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President Joe Biden told China’s Xi Jinping that the US opposes efforts to change Taiwan’s status quo, the White House said.

US President Joe Biden waves after delivering remarks to staff in the Rose Garden as he returns from Covid-19 isolation to work in the Oval Office, at the White House in Washington, US July 27, 2022. (Reuters Photo)

President Joe Biden told China’s Xi Jinping on Thursday that US policy on Taiwan has not changed and that Washington strongly opposes unilateral efforts to change the status quo or undermine peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, the White House said.

In a phone call, the two leaders “discussed a range of issues important to the bilateral relationship and other regional and global issues, and tasked their teams to continue following up on today’s conversation, in particular to address climate change and health security,” the White House said in a statement.

The White House readout of the leaders’ phone call made no mention of potential tariff cuts by Washington.

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