US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have criticized nuclear threats against Ukraine. The United States and China agree that a nuclear war should never be waged, Biden and Xi said at their meeting in Bali, according to the White House. Both states had expressed their rejection of threats with nuclear weapons or their use in Ukraine.
According to the White House, when meeting with Xi, Biden also expressed concern about Chinese actions in the northwest region of Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong.
The White House said he also raised cases of US citizens who were "wrongly" detained in China or not allowed to leave the People's Republic.
In Hong Kong, the Chinese government is using far-reaching security laws against the democratic opposition movement. Human rights groups also accuse the Chinese authorities of oppressing minorities such as the Uyghurs in Xinjiang and the Tibetans.