Amid warnings that China poses the greatest threat to US national security, Biden will speak with Xi.

The White House announced that President Biden will speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week, describing the bilateral relationship between Washington and Beijing as “one of the most consequential bilateral relationships in the world.” U.S. officials have repeatedly warned that China is the biggest long-term threat to the country’s national security.

The coordinator for strategic communications at the White House National Security Council, John Kirby, stated on Tuesday that this is one of the most significant bilateral relationships in the world and is located in a crucial region of the world.

While Kirby was unable to provide a “precise” time or date for the call between Biden and Xi, he did say that he anticipates it to take place “probably this week.”

CIA Director Burns warns that Chinese President Xi Jinping is “a silent partner” in President Putin’s “aggression” in Ukraine.

“Everything from the issues over Taiwan to the war in Ukraine, as well as how we better manage competitiveness between our two nations, definitely in the economic realm,” Kirby said of the topics Biden and Xi would cover.

There are a lot of challenges, and this conversation has been going on for a while, according to Kirby, who also noted that Biden and Xi have a “fairly strong agenda of things” to discuss.


As Pentagon and intelligence experts caution of the threat China poses to U.S. national security, Biden and Xi make their phone call.

China’s “aggressive and irresponsible” behavior, according to Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Ely Ratner, has “escalated tensions” with its neighbors in the region “at a pace unseen before,” and it is “only a matter of time” before a “major incident or accident” occurs in the Indo-Pacific.

Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping.

The Pentagon’s concerns come just days after Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley ordered his staff to gather data on exchanges between the American and Chinese forces over the previous five years.

Following an operation to preserve “the rights, freedoms, and authorized uses of the sea,” the U.S. Navy sailed a destroyer dangerously near to Chinese-controlled islands in the South China Sea, prompting Milley’s instruction.

The most significant geopolitical threat we face, according to the CIA, is China.
Furthermore, the order comes as senior members of the intelligence community are warning of Beijing’s threat to the United States.
The “greatest long-term threat” to American economic and national security, according to FBI Director Christopher Wray, is China, he claimed earlier this month.

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the Kremlin in Moscow, June 5, 2019.

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) also issued a warning this month, stating that state and local leaders are “at-risk” of being “manipulated” by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to support “hidden” agendas, as China seeks to target them in order to advocate for Beijing-friendly federal policies.

A similar warning was given to Wrays by CIA Director William Burns in April, who also noted that China has been “a quiet partner” in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions in Ukraine.