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Biden Says He and China’s Xi Will Stick to ‘Taiwan Agreement’

  • Leaders have reaffirmed deal to manage dispute, Biden says
  • Envoys to meet in Zurich in highest-level meeting in months
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Lowy Institute's McGregor on U.S.-China Relations

U.S. President Joe Biden said he and China’s Xi Jinping have reaffirmed their agreement on Taiwan, as top envoys for the two countries were expected to discuss simmering tensions over the democratically ruled island during talks in Zurich. 

Biden told reporters after returning from a trip to Michigan that he and the Chinese president spoke and agreed to stick to the existing consensus on managing disputes over the island. While Biden didn’t immediately specify whether he was referring to his widely publicized call with Xi last month, the White House later clarified that the conversation wasn’t new.