On Friday, the White House reported that Joe Biden had met with Russia’s ally, communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping.
According to the news from the White House, Biden “spoke today with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China about Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.”
Fox News reports:
The White House said Biden “outlined the views of the United States and our allies and partners on this crisis.”
“President Biden detailed our efforts to prevent and then respond to the invasion, including by imposing costs on Russia,” the White House said.
“The president underscored his support for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis,” the White House added. “The two leaders also agreed on the importance of maintaining open lines of communication, to manage the competition between our two countries.”
Meanwhile, the White House said Biden “reiterated that U.S. policy on Taiwan has not changed, and emphasized that the United States continues to oppose any unilateral changes to the status quo.”
“The two leaders tasked their teams to follow up on today’s conversation in the critical period ahead,” the White House added. Biden did not take questions about his messages to Xi.