Suu Kyi is the first foreign leader to visit the country since taking office in January. China topped the agenda during the summit. “We agree to work together to meet China’s challenges,” Biden later said. He called his Japanese colleague ‘Yoshi’.
In their final statement, the Allies spoke of the need for “open dialogue” with China. They immediately took an advance there. There are “serious concerns” about the human rights situation in Hong Kong and Xinjiang, where, as observers say, Uyghurs are oppressed. Leaders criticized China’s actions in the South China Sea, saying Beijing was almost entirely annoyed by its neighbors.
“We want to oppose any attempt to change the situation in the East and South China Seas by force or coercion,” Suka said through a translator. The Prime Minister spoke out against the ‘intimidation’ of other countries in the region. Incidentally, the leaders talked not only about China, but also about cooperation in areas such as climate policy.
The joint statement of the leaders fell badly with China. The Chinese embassy in the United States felt that Biden and Suu Kyi’s comments were far beyond what could be expected from normal bilateral talks. The diplomatic corps said Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Taiwan should not interfere in domestic Chinese affairs and outsiders.
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