Biden meets Japanese Prime Minister and should have China as his subject

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Leaders must discuss pandemic, global warming and North Korea, but the nuances of the two countries’ relations with China should dominate the conversation

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Bilateral meetings between national leaders became rare during the pandemic. And, when they happen, they denote the importance of the meeting. When Joe Biden, president of USA, meet this Friday, 16, with Yoshihide Suga, primeiro ministro do Japan, there will be a message being passed.

The meeting of the two is the first face-to-face conversation that Biden will have with another head of state since taking over the White House in January, and demonstrates the importance that Asia and Japan in particular have in US international politics.

The representatives must discuss very contemporary issues, such as the covid-19 pandemic, climate change, North Korea, and also China, which has already publicly expressed dissatisfaction with the meeting of the leaders.

The United States and Japan share feelings about some of the country’s recent behaviors, such as accusations of human rights violations by the Uighur population in Xinjiang province. The two are expected to issue a joint statement, expressing concern about the case.

The use of technology to gain competitive economic advantages is also a concern of countries, especially Japan, which has China as its main buyer of exports, about 22%.

Biden has signaled since the campaign that he intends to work with former US allies, in a multilateral manner, unlike the foreign policy of his predecessor, Donald Trump. American diplomacy begins to take on new air.

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