Biden warns Xi on Pacific partners, trade and Middle East


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A senior White House official earlier told reporters that a reduction in risky and coercive incidents, such as intercepts by Chinese fighter jets, since last November was “a welcome signal of more responsible behaviour”, however there was still concern about how China was treating other allies in the region including Australia. “We have not seen a reduction in some of the unsafe behaviour around Second Thomas Shoal and around some of our other partners’ engagements with China, whether it’s Japan or Australia, in different areas in the Pacific,” the senior official said. The president’s concerns around destabilising PRC [People’s Republic...