Biden: He spoke with Xi for two hours, telling him he would continue to speak out for human rights around the world.
U.S. President Joe Biden revealed on Sunday that he recently spoke with Chinese Communist Party President Xi Jinping on the phone. During the two-hour conversation, Biden told Xi that the United States would speak out for global human rights because it is in the nature of Americans to do so. (By Derek Fong)
Biden was in Delaware on Sunday to attend a Day of the Fallen event, which also marked the sixth anniversary of the death of his son, Joe Biden, who died of brain cancer after serving in Iraq. At the event, Biden reiterated that the United States will not turn a blind eye to human rights issues and allow China or Russia to violate them.
Biden will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 16 to seek to restore “predictability and stability” to U.S.-Russian relations.