President Joe Biden reiterated on Wednesday that he is not conflicting with China and that he is seeking competition.
What Happened: Biden stood before the joint chambers of the U.S. Congress, in his State of the Union address, he said he has made it clear to his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping, that we seek competition, not conflict. When he came to the top office, the story was about how the People's Republic of China was increasing its power and America was falling in the world. He added that it is not the case anymore.
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We're in the strongest position in decades to compete with China or anyone else in the world. I am committed to work with China to advance American interests and benefit the world. Biden said that if China threatens our sovereignty, we will act to protect our country, as we made clear last week.
Biden told the media that he is looking for competition and not conflict with Beijing as he meets with Xi on the sidelines of the G -- 20 Summit in Bali last year. The two leaders had discussed their national interests and the red line to protect their souring ties.
In his State of the Union speech, Biden also subtly addressed U.S. sweeping chip export controls in October that crippled China's semiconductor industry. He said that they should invest in our alliances and work with our allies to protect our advanced technologies so they're not used against us.
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