China’s Xi warns Biden not to ‘play with fire’ over Taiwan

 

WASHINGTON – Chinese President Xi Jinping warned his US counterpart Joe Biden not to « play with fire » over the self-ruled island of Taiwan during a lengthy phone call Thursday that the White House said aimed to steady the superpowers’ rocky relationship.

A statement relayed by Chinese state media said the call, lasting two hours and 17 minutes according to the White House, was « candid » — often diplomatic speak for a difficult exchange.

State-run Xinhua agency said Xi delivered harsh words on US policy towards Taiwan, a democratic island with close ties to the United States but which China considers part of its territory.

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