President Joe Biden walks to speak during a news conference on the sidelines of the G20 summit meeting in Bali, Indonesia on November 14. (Alex Brandon/AP)

The US president reiterated support for US "One China" policy, saying that he didn’t see an "imminent attempt" from Beijing to attack Taiwan.

Iran PressAmerica: US President Joe Biden said he did not interpret any "imminent attempt" by China to attack Taiwan after meeting for more than three hours with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

Biden said in their talks, he made clear the US policy toward Taiwan had not changed, despite saying four times ahead of the talks the US would defend Taiwan militarily if China were to move on the self-governing island, CNN reported.

"I made it clear that we want to see cross-strait issues peacefully resolved, so it never has to come to that," Biden said of any potential conflict over Taiwan.

"I'm convinced that that he understood exactly what I was saying," Biden said of the conversation on Taiwan.

Biden said he told Xi that the US One China policy “has not changed” and the US “(opposes) unilateral change in the status quo by either side.”

He said the US and China “should be able to work together where we can to solve global challenges that require every nation to do its part.” 


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