Biden, Xi clash over Taiwan, but military action seen as unlikely


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Biden, Xi clash over Taiwan, but military action seen as unlikely
US President Joe Biden met with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, in their first meeting since Biden took office in 2021.
Published: NOVEMBER 14, 2022

US President Joe Biden said he told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Monday that the United States would enhance its security position in Asia if Beijing is unable to rein in North Korea's weapons development programs. Biden told a news conference after his first face-to-face talks with Xi since taking power that they had blunt talks over a wide array of issues that are contributing to the worst US-Chinese ties in decades.

In a statement after their meeting, Xi called Taiwan the "first red line" that must not be crossed in US-China relations, Chinese state media said. Biden said he sought to assure Xi that US policy on Taiwan has not changed, seeking to lower tensions over the self-ruled island. "I do not think there's any imminent attempt on the part of China to invade Taiwan," he told reporters.



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In my estimation the only military action that won't be taken is by the US and it's allies in the area.

I imagine that if the US does nothing when (not if) China invades Taiwan that the other countries in that region won't try to tackle China alone or together without the US.