Bali, Indonesia, November 14th. On November 14th, President Xi Jinping met with US President Joe Biden in Bali, Indonesia. After the meeting, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi briefed the media and answered questions.
Answer: This afternoon, at the proposal of the US, Chinese President Xi Jinping held a face-to-face meeting with US President Joe Biden in Bali. meeting. The two heads of state had candid, in-depth, constructive and strategic communications on major issues concerning China-US relations and the prospects for world peace and development. The Chinese side has issued a press release on the meeting. I would like to further introduce the relevant situation:
First, it is of great significance. The meeting set three “firsts”: this is the first face-to-face meeting between the leaders of China and the United States in three years, the first face-to-face meeting between the two leaders after President Biden took office, and the meeting between the top leaders of the two countries after China and the United States completed their major domestic agendas this year. First interaction.
The second is in-depth communication. The two leaders have known each other for a long time. During this period, they had many phone calls and video meetings, and each time they had a long and in-depth communication. This meeting is not only a continuation of the exchanges so far, but also heralds a new starting point. The meeting lasted more than three hours, exceeding the pre-agreed length, and used simultaneous interpretation. The exchanges between the two heads of state were comprehensive, in-depth, candid, constructive and strategic.
The third is rich in content. During the meeting, the two heads of state talked about their respective domestic and foreign policies, Sino-US relations, the Taiwan issue, dialogue and cooperation in various fields, and major international and regional issues. Regional and global issues.
The fourth is to lead the future. The diplomacy of the head of state is the “compass” and “fixing star” of China-US relations, and plays an irreplaceable strategic leading role in the development of bilateral relations. At present, China-US relations are facing serious difficulties and are at a critical juncture of where to go. During the meeting, the two heads of state not only steered the direction, but also made plans and arrangements.
President Xi Jinping introduced the main achievements and significance of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, emphasizing that the internal and external policies of the Chinese party and government are open and transparent, their strategic intentions are aboveboard, and they maintain a high degree of continuity and stability. President Xi said that Sino-US relations should not be a zero-sum game in which you lose and I win, and you rise and fall. The world in the 21st century must avoid repeating the mistakes of the “Cold War”. The two countries should take a correct view of each other’s domestic and foreign policies and strategic intentions, and establish a tone of dialogue rather than confrontation, win-win rather than zero-sum exchanges. President Biden introduced the situation of the mid-term election in the United States, saying that the United States respects China‘s system, does not seek to change China‘s system, does not seek to fight a “new cold war”, does not seek to strengthen alliances against China, and has no intention of conflicting with China or encircling China. .
The two heads of state attach great importance to the global significance of Sino-US relations, both emphasize the importance of establishing the guiding principles of Sino-US relations, both hope to promote the stabilization of bilateral relations, and both agree to strengthen communication and exchanges, Promote practical cooperation. This has set a clear direction for the development of Sino-US relations in the coming period, and will help promote the gradual return of bilateral relations to a healthy and stable track.
Answer: This meeting of the heads of state not only has great practical guiding significance, but also will be of great significance to the next stage and even a longer period of China‘s development. important and far-reaching impact on U.S. relations.
First, it has set a clear direction, which is to prevent Sino-US relations from derailing and getting out of control, and to find a way for the two major countries to get along correctly. President Xi Jinping pointed out that the current situation in China-US relations does not conform to the fundamental interests of the two countries and their peoples, nor does it meet the expectations of the international community. The two sides should adopt an attitude of being responsible to history, the world, and the people, and ensure that Sino-US relations move forward on the right course, without deviation, stall, or collision. During the meeting, President Biden stated that a stable and developing China is in the interests of the United States and the world. The United States and China should show the world that the two sides can manage their differences and avoid sliding into conflict and confrontation due to miscalculation or fierce competition.
The second is to determine a framework, which is to jointly discuss and establish the guiding principles of Sino-US relations, or the strategic framework. President Xi Jinping said that two major countries, China and the United States, cannot do without some major consensus on principles. Only with principles can we have direction, and with direction can we properly handle differences and expand cooperation. China‘s proposal that China and the United States should adhere to mutual respect, peaceful coexistence, and win-win cooperation is based on this consideration. President Biden has also repeatedly reiterated important statements such as “four nos and one unintentional”. The two heads of state agreed on the importance of establishing the guiding principles for China-US relations, conducted constructive discussions on this, and instructed the working teams of the two sides to follow up the consultations and strive to reach an agreement as soon as possible on the basis of the existing consensus so far.
The third is to start a process, which is to implement the important consensus reached by the two heads of state, and to manage and stabilize Sino-US relations. Head-of-state diplomacy is the highest form of diplomacy. The China-U.S. Presidents’ Bali meeting provides strategic guidance to bilateral relations in all aspects, including a series of important preparations before the meeting, as well as follow-up and implementation after the meeting. Controlling and stabilizing Sino-US relations is an ongoing and uninterrupted process. It is in progress, not in the past nor in the past. The teams of the two sides will maintain dialogue and communication in accordance with the work priorities set by the two heads of state, manage conflicts and differences, promote exchanges and cooperation, add positive energy to Sino-US relations, install a safety valve, and inject stability and certainty into the turbulent and changing world.
It must be pointed out that China has its own long-standing principles and bottom lines, legitimate and legitimate interests that must be firmly upheld, and will not succumb to any hegemony or bullying. The U.S. should translate President Biden’s positive statement into specific policies and actions, stop containing and oppressing China, stop interfering in China’s internal affairs, and stop undermining China’s sovereignty, security and development interests. The “four beams and eight pillars” of the healthy and stable development of the relationship have jointly consolidated the “solid foundation” for the steady and long-term development of Sino-US relations.
Answer: Taiwan is a part of China, and the Taiwan issue is China‘s internal affairs. The reason why China and the United States want to discuss the Taiwan issue is because the United States has interfered in China‘s internal affairs. Our request is very clear, that is, stop interfering in China‘s internal affairs and respect China‘s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
During this meeting, President Xi Jinping introduced to President Biden the history of Taiwan being colonized and invaded by external forces in the past hundreds of years, and emphasized that China opposes “Taiwan independence” and maintains territorial integrity. Protect the land that belongs to China for generations. Anyone who wants to separate Taiwan from China is against China‘s national justice.
President Xi pointed out that China will adhere to the basic policy of “peaceful reunification, one country, two systems” and strive for the prospect of peaceful reunification with the greatest sincerity and best efforts. However, if there are three serious situations stipulated in the Anti-Secession Law, China will act in accordance with the law. China wants peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait the most, and “Taiwan independence” is incompatible with peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. To maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, it should resolutely oppose and deter “Taiwan independence”.
President Xi stressed that the Taiwan issue is the core of China‘s core interests, the foundation of the political foundation of Sino-US relations, and a red line that the US cannot and should not cross. China demands that the United States match its words with deeds, abide by the one-China policy and the provisions of the three Sino-US joint communiqués, fulfill its promise of “not supporting ‘Taiwan independence'”, stop hollowing out the one-China policy, restrain and stop “Taiwan independence” separatist words and deeds, and do not let the situation developed beyond control.
President Biden stated that the US adheres to the one-China policy, does not support “Taiwan independence”, does not support “two Chinas” or “one China, one Taiwan”, and does not seek to use the Taiwan issue as a tool to contain China .
Answer: The history of Sino-US relations shows that both China and the US benefit from cooperation and lose from confrontation. Against the backdrop of a century of epidemics intertwined with a century of changes and human society facing unprecedented challenges, China and the United States, as two major countries, should strengthen cooperation in bilateral and multilateral fields and work with other countries to overcome difficulties. This is not only in the interests of China and the United States, but also the international community society’s general expectations.
During the meeting, President Xi Jinping said that Sino-US cooperation is good for both countries and the world. There are differences and differences between China and the United States. Differences should not be an obstacle to the development of Sino-US relations. Differences should be the driving force for exchanges and cooperation between the two countries. Cooperation requires a good atmosphere and a stable relationship. It cannot be unilaterally pulling orders. It must take care of the concerns of both parties and give and take. No matter what the relationship between China and the United States is, the willingness of the two countries to fulfill their major country responsibilities in international affairs cannot be reduced.
President Xi Jinping pointed out that China and the United States should strive to make the cooperation list longer and longer, not shorter and shorter. The two heads of state agreed that the teams of the two sides can have dialogues on macroeconomic policies, economic and trade issues between the two countries, and work together to promote the positive results of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Coordinate the implementation of the two cooperation documents formed in the fields of public health and agriculture, encourage and support the development of people-to-people and cultural exchanges between China and the United States, expand personnel exchanges in various fields, continue to conduct consultations in the Sino-US joint working group, and solve more specific problems.
Facts have repeatedly shown that competition cannot simply define the entire Sino-US relationship, and cooperation is always the best choice for China and the United States. China-US cooperation is beneficial to all parties and opens up a future of win-win for both China and the US and the world.
On the issue of democracy and human rights. President Xi Jinping pointed out that freedom, democracy and human rights are the common pursuit of mankind and the consistent pursuit of the Communist Party of China. The United States has American-style democracy, and China has Chinese-style democracy, both of which are in line with their national conditions. The whole process of people’s democracy in China is based on China‘s national conditions, history and culture, and reflects the will of the people. The specific differences between the two sides can be discussed, provided that they communicate on an equal footing. Defining one’s own country as a democracy and other countries as an authoritarian one is in itself an expression of undemocracy. The so-called “democracy against authoritarianism” is a false proposition, not a characteristic of today’s world, let alone conform to the trend of the times.
Regarding the institutional path. President Xi Jinping said that what the United States is pursuing is capitalism, while what China is pursuing is socialism, and the two sides are taking different paths. This difference has existed since the first day of dealings between the two parties, and it will continue to exist in the future. One of the most important things for China and the United States to get along is to recognize and respect this difference. The leadership of the Communist Party of China and China‘s socialist system are endorsed and supported by 1.4 billion people, which is the fundamental guarantee for China‘s development and stability. Attempts to subvert the leadership of the Communist Party of China and China‘s socialist system will step on the bottom line, cross the red line, and shake the foundation of the relationship between the two countries.
On economic and trade issues. President Xi Jinping pointed out that the essence of Sino-US economic and trade relations is mutual benefit. Fighting trade wars and technological wars, artificially “building walls” and forcing “decoupling and broken chains” completely violate the principles of market economy and undermine international trade rules. Harm others and benefit oneself. China will unswervingly carry out reform and opening up, and put the basic point of development and progress on itself. China has a glorious tradition of continuous self-improvement. All suppression and containment will only stimulate the will and enthusiasm of the Chinese people. If the U.S. goes all the way on the issue of “decoupling,” it will end up shooting itself in the foot.
Answer: The two heads of state had an in-depth exchange of views on international and regional issues including the Ukraine issue and the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue. .
Regarding the Ukraine issue, President Xi reiterated China‘s “four shoulds” in dealing with the Ukraine issue, and clarified China‘s “four commons” in dealing with the latest evolution of the situation in Ukraine. Emphasizing that dialogue and negotiation should be carried out, and that a peaceful solution to the crisis is the top priority. Nuclear weapons and nuclear wars should not be used, and nuclear crises in the Eurasian continent should be prevented. We should also work together to ensure the stability of the global industrial and supply chains and avoid larger-scale humanitarian crises. China has always stood on the side of peace and will continue to promote peace talks.
On the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, President Xi Jinping expounded China‘s established position, emphasizing that we should face up to the crux of the Peninsula issue and insist on a balanced solution to each other’s concerns, especially the reasonable concerns of the DPRK.
Answer: During this meeting, the two heads of state agreed to continue to maintain regular contact, and at the same time instructed the diplomatic and security teams of the two countries to Continue to carry out strategic communication, follow up the major issues they discuss, and implement the consensus reached by them.
The US side stated that US Secretary of State Blinken Hey will visit China as soon as possible to follow up the follow-up work of the meeting. China welcomes this. The financial and economic and trade teams of the two countries will also communicate and coordinate on issues such as macroeconomic policies and Sino-US economic and trade relations.
In short, the meeting achieved the expected goals of in-depth communication, clear intentions, drawing red lines, preventing conflicts, specifying directions, and discussing cooperation.