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Biden, Suga swear to face the ‘challenge’ from China


President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledged to work together to tackle the “challenges” posed by China, the two leaders said Friday at the White House.

The White House meeting was Biden’s first with a foreign leader, part of his strategy of dealing with a more assertive China. Mr. Biden is also set to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in next month in Washington.

Mr. Biden said at a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House.

Without mentioning Taiwan’s name, Suga said he and Biden agreed to oppose “any attempt to change the status quo by force or force in the South and South China Seas and intimidate others in the region” . Chinese army has lately Fly a fighter in Taiwan’s airspace.

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The two leaders also discussed the COVID pandemic and next week’s climate summit hosted by Biden, which Suga will attend.

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Biden was also asked about gun control measures following the latest mass shootings that the US Police say the man shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis on Thursday night was a former employee.

Biden said he “never failed to give priority” to gun reforms and defending the promotion of the infrastructure plan.

“That doesn’t mean I can’t work economically and on COVID at the same time,” said Biden, who has called for policies including a ban on weapons attacks.

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