Biden, Xi at loggerheads over Taiwan during lengthy virtual summit

#US President Joe #Biden and #China‘s #Xi Jinping traded strong warnings on the future of #Taiwan at a virtual summit meant to establish “guardrails” against conflict between their rival #superpowers. The video-link summit, which took place late Monday in Washington and early Tuesday in Beijing, lasted a “longer than expected” three and a half hours, a senior US official told reporters. “The conversation was respectful and straightforward.” FRANCE 24’s Chief Foreign Editor Rob Parsons gives his perspective.