Sino-Russian Collusion over Taiwan, Ukraine Seems Improbable but Isn’t | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Sino-Russian Collusion over Taiwan, Ukraine Seems Improbable but Isn’t

The “feel-good” from Tuesday’s virtual meeting between President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping leaps out of the US-Russian summit in Geneva in June.

Biden’s talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin apparently sought to create a “stable and predictable” relationship with Russia but there is talk of war today.

On Tuesday, Jake Sullivan, Biden’s national security adviser, said during a briefing about the summit that the US and like-minded partners would write the “rules to advance their interests and values” and push back on China.

On Thursday, Biden revealed that he is considering a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing.

On Friday, the US state department announced that a US-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue will be held today to strengthen commercial and economic cooperation, highlighting that Taiwan will remain a serious flashpoint in the US-China relationship and the Biden Administration will step up military and technology cooperation with Taipei.

On Saturday, the head of the US Indo-Pacific Command Admiral John Aquilino reaffirmed America’s commitment to achieving a free and open Indo-Pacific region and stressed to the allies the urgency to address rising tensions with China and its military actions.

Senior White House officials have since urged Beijing to abide by “the rule of the road”, or “traffic rules” alternately.