« United States President, Joe Biden, conveyed his administration’s clear stance on managing the relationship with China stating that they are looking for ‘de-risking not for decoupling’ emphasising the goal of responsibly managing the competition between the two nations, during a speech at the United Nations’ General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday.
« When it comes to China, I want to be clear and consistent. We seek to responsibly manage the competition between our countries so it does not tip into conflict. I’ve said we are for de-risking, not for decoupling with China, » he explained.
President Biden also underscored the urgency of the global climate crisis, calling it calling it an ‘existential threat,’ highlighting the alarming climate-related events occurring worldwide. He noted record-breaking heatwaves in the United States and China, devastating wildfires in North America and Southern Europe, and prolonged drought in the Horn of Africa. President Biden expressed condolences for the tragic flooding in Libya and stressed the need for immediate action to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and climate-proof the world.
« From day one, my administration the United States has treated this crisis as the existential threat from the moment we took office, not only for us, but for all of humanity, » Biden said, referencing several extreme climate events in recent months.
Continuing his address, President Biden drew attention to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, characterising it as an ‘illegal war’ of conquest initiated by Russia ‘without provocation.’
He also affirmed the United States’ commitment to ending the war and supporting Ukraine in its pursuit of a just and lasting peace. President Biden made it clear that Russia bore sole responsibility for the conflict and ‘Russia alone has the power to end this war immediately.’ »