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U.S. concernes about China's dangerous and unlawful actions in South China Sea

U.S. concernes about China's dangerous and unlawful actions in South China Sea U.S. is concerned about Beijing's actions in the South China Sea (photo: Getty Images)

The United States has expressed concern to Beijing over dangerous and illegal actions in the South China Sea ahead of a possible meeting between Presidents Biden and Xi Jinping, according to Reuters.

The U.S. State Department has revealed that the United States and China have held frank discussions on maritime issues, including the disputed South China Sea, and the American side has emphasized its concerns over dangerous and illegal actions by the People's Republic of China in that region.

It is reported that these talks are part of efforts to maintain open lines of communication and responsibly manage U.S.-China relations to prevent misunderstandings and miscalculations.

What proceeded this

In October, a Chinese coast guard vessel collided with a Philippine resupply boat. Two hours later, a Chinese maritime police vessel encountered a Philippine coast guard ship during the same resupply operation in the South China Sea.

U.S. President Joe Biden has warned China that the United States will be compelled to intervene if Beijing attacks Philippine vessels.

U.S.-China relations

Relations between China and the United States have somewhat improved, although they were at their lowest point earlier in the year. The situation escalated when the U.S. spotted a Chinese surveillance balloon, which Western media speculated might be used to observe American classified facilities.

A few months ago, U.S. President Joe Biden referred to Chinese leader Xi Jinping as a dictator. However, he expressed his desire to meet with the Chinese President.

Subsequently, reports emerged that the White House has already started planning Biden's meeting with the Chinese leader. The meeting could take place on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit scheduled for November 11-17 in San Francisco.

Xi Jinping stated that China is ready to continue mutually beneficial cooperation with the United States, as the fate of humanity depends on it.