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‘Coercive and unfair’: Biden raises thorny issues in Xi call – Sydney Morning Herald

The two leaders spoke for the first time since Biden’s inauguration just hours after he announced plans for a taskforce to review US national security strategy…

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Biden also pressed Xi on abuses against Uighur Muslims and ethnic minorities in the western Xinjiang province, and its actions towards Taiwan which Beijing wants the world to recognise as part of China.
The statement said Biden expressed misgivings about Chinas growing restrictions on political freedoms in Hong Kong and increasingly assertive actions in the region, including towards Taiwan, in the call. Beijing has recently increased flyovers of the Taiwan Strait.
Biden, who wished Xi a happy Lunar…

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