Xi Says China Seeks to Be Friends With US, Won’t Fight ‘Hot War’
- China ‘never bets against the United States,’ Xi says at event
- Remarks come after Biden hails ‘productive’ talks with Xi
President Xi Jinping said China wants to be friends with the US and said his nation won’t fight a war with anyone, one of his clearest remarks yet proclaiming a desire for peaceful ties between the world’s two largest economies.
In a speech to business executives in San Francisco shortly after meeting US President Joe Biden on Wednesday, Xi said China “never bets against the United States” and “has no intention to challenge the United States or to unseat it.”