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  • I was on the phone for two straight hours with Xi Jinping.

  • US.

  • President Joe Biden issued a stern warning about China on Thursday, calling it America's most serious competitors and saying the U.

  • S must up its game or China would quote, Eat our lunch way, don't get moving, they're going to eat our lunch.

  • Biden's comments came during a meeting with a bipartisan group of senators on the need to upgrade US infrastructure.

  • The president reference to to our phone call he had with Chinese President Xi Jinping the night before, his first with she since taking office, and how China was ramping up its railroad and electric vehicle technology, urging that similar infrastructure improvements were among the areas the US needed to focus on in order to compete.

  • They're going to invest a lot of money.

  • They're investing billions of dollars and dealing with the whole range of issues that relate thio, transportation, the environment and the whole range of other things, so we just have to step up during the call.

  • Biden also voiced fundamental concerns about Beijing's quote, coercive and unfair trade practices as well as about human rights issues, including China's crackdown in Hong Kong.

  • The president during his colleagues certainly expressed a concern about the lack of transparency, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

  • Biden also expressed concern about China's lack of transparency over the coronavirus.

  • She told Biden confrontation between the two nations would be a quote disaster and that they should reestablish the means to avoid misjudgments.

  • China's Foreign Ministry said Biden told the senators he had a good conversation with she and knew him well from when he was vice president.

  • But a senior administration official told reporters ahead of the call that Biden would be quote practical, hard headed in, clear eyed in his dealings with she.

I was on the phone for two straight hours with Xi Jinping.

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China will 'eat our lunch,' Biden warns after clashing with Xi on most fronts

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/12
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