Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Saudi Arabia on the 7th for a visit.


[Compiler Guan Shuping/Comprehensive Report] Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Saudi Arabia on the 7th. White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby (John Kirby) was asked about this at a press conference on the 7th, warning that China is trying to The spread of influence around the world is "not conducive" to maintaining the international order.

Kirby said Saudi Arabia remains a key U.S. ally, but "we're looking at the influence that China is trying to increase around the world. China is certainly one of the areas where they want to deepen their influence."

"We believe that many of the means they are seeking, and the means by which they are seeking, are detrimental to the maintenance of a norm-based international order," he said.

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U.S. President Joe Biden has made a global competition between democracies and authoritarian states a central theme of his presidency.

Kirby said, "We are not asking countries to choose between the United States and China, but as the president has said many times before, we believe that in this strategic competition, the United States is definitely in a good position to lead. Location."