They were detailed, substantive, and direct. Biden reportedly stated to Xi, that China’s material support for Russia would have serious consequences for the US and the rest of the world. Xi raised Taiwan, and Biden reiterated America’s position.

Biden reportedly detailed to Xi his view of the unified response by governments and the private sectors around the globe being taken against Russia’s invasion. Biden didn’t make specific requests to China but he did share his perspective on the situation. Biden spoke candidly and directly with Xi about his assessment of Ukraine’s situation. The US official stated that he expressed rock-solid support to Taiwan and plans to continue this support.