China warns Biden on Taiwan: 'play with fire and you will get burned'

China's President Xi Jinping warns US president Joe Biden 'those who play with fire will get burned' during two-hour Taiwan call.

Published Aug 2, 2022 12:38 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Aug 23 2022 7:23 PM CDT
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Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned US president Joe Biden: "Those who play with fire will only get burnt. Hope the U.S. side can see this clearly" when it comes to Taiwan.

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In a phone call on Thursday that lasted over two hours, Xi Jinping said that China firmly opposed separatist moves toward "Taiwan independence" and interference by external forces and that China would never allow any room for "Taiwan independence" forces in whatever form.

Xi Jinping added: "The position of the Chinese government and people on the Taiwan question is consistent, and resolutely safeguarding China's national sovereignty and territorial integrity is the firm will of the more than 1.4 billion Chinese people. The public opinion cannot be defied. Those who play with fire will perish by it. It is hoped that the US will be clear-eyed about this. The US should honor the one-China principle and implement the three joint communiques both in word and in deed".

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is taking a trip to Taiwan, and it is causing headaches all over the place for the US, and the world. Pelosi is touring Asia and according to a senior Taiwanese government official and a US official, even though Biden administration officials warned her not to go. Pelosi arrived in Singapore on Monday, the first stop on her tour of Asia, where she met with the Singapore president, prime minister, and other top officials.

US president Joe Biden said: "Today I spoke with President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China as part of our efforts to deepen lines of communication, responsibly manage our differences, and address issues of mutual interest".

Xi told Biden: "Those who play with fire will only get burnt. Hope the U.S. side can see this clearly".

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