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Biden Says He Doesn’t See ‘Imminent’ Threat of Taiwan Attack

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Watch: President Joe Biden says he doesn’t think China has any plans to attack Taiwan. Source: Bloomberg
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President Joe Biden said that he doesn’t believe Chinese President Xi Jinping plans an “imminent” attack on Taiwan, after a highly anticipated in-person meeting intended to stabilize a deteriorating relationship between the countries.

“I do not think there’s any imminent attempt on the part of China to invade Taiwan,” Biden said at a news conference after meeting for about three hours with Xi on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Bali, Indonesia. “I absolutely believe there need not be a new Cold War.”