National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Monday that he expects President Biden will speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the coming weeks as tensions are soaring between the two powers.
Sullivan said one of the reasons for the talks is the growing “convergence” among the US and its allies on the view of China. “We do think that there is increasing convergence, both at the G7 and at NATO, around the challenge China poses,” Sullivan said.
Earlier this month, Sullivan met with China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, in Luxembourg. The meeting lasted four and a half hours, and the two officials discussed the war in Ukraine, Taiwan, and China’s vetoing of a UN Security Council measure that would have increased sanctions on North Korea.