Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen oversees the commission of the first squadron of upgraded US-made F-16V fighter jets at Chiayi Air Force Base on Thursday. Photo: Taiwan Presidential Office/Handout via Reuters
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen oversees the commission of the first squadron of upgraded US-made F-16V fighter jets at Chiayi Air Force Base on Thursday. Photo: Taiwan Presidential Office/Handout via Reuters

Direct talks with Xi Jinping are crucial to avoid conflict, says White House adviser Kurt Campbell

  • Lower-level meetings that once yielded progress are less effective since Xi has consolidated power, according to Joe Biden’s Indo-Pacific affairs coordinator
  • ‘In this current environment, ensuring that there is this ability to communicate honestly at the highest level is most important’

Topic |   US-China relations
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen oversees the commission of the first squadron of upgraded US-made F-16V fighter jets at Chiayi Air Force Base on Thursday. Photo: Taiwan Presidential Office/Handout via Reuters
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen oversees the commission of the first squadron of upgraded US-made F-16V fighter jets at Chiayi Air Force Base on Thursday. Photo: Taiwan Presidential Office/Handout via Reuters
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