While Xi seeks way to get along with US, Biden sees a competitor
In a letter to the National Committee on US-China Relations, Chinese President Xi Jinping argues that the US and China must find a way to get along, meanwhile, US President Joe Biden's administration made it clear last month that China is the US' primary competitor.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said China and the United States must "find ways to get along" to safeguard world peace and development, state media broadcaster CCTV reported Thursday, as Xi embarks on his historic third term in power.
In a letter to the National Committee on US-China Relations, Xi said that "The world today is neither peaceful nor tranquil," according to CCTV.
Furthermore, the letter read that "as major powers, strengthening communication and cooperation between China and the US will help to increase global stability and certainty, and promote world peace and development, noting that China was "willing to work with the US to give mutual respect, coexist peacefully... [and] find ways to get along in the new era."
According to Xi, such a step "will not only be good for both countries but also benefit the world."
US to focus on beating China, constraining Russia: Biden
Washington is going to prioritize winning a competition with China while working to constrain a "dangerous" Russia, the Biden administration said early in October, noting that China was the only global rival to the United States.
The Biden administration released its national strategy at a time later than expected due to the Ukraine war, with the White House saying this decade would be "a decisive decade" for the reduction of conflict and the confrontation of climate change. It is worth noting that the United States ranks second in the world in terms of CO2 emissions.
Just yesterday, the United Nations and the Red Cross published a report underlining how the ongoing climate crisis could ravage the Earth, so much so that several areas in the world would be rendered uninhabitable in the coming decades.
"We will prioritize maintaining an enduring competitive edge over the PRC (People's Republic of China) while constraining a still profoundly dangerous Russia," the strategy said. "The most pressing strategic challenge facing our vision is from powers that layer authoritarian governance with a revisionist foreign policy."
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