President Joe Biden raised concerns of China's "human rights abuses" in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong during his nearly four-hour-long talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday, according to the White House's readout of the meeting.
"President Biden underscored the universality of human rights and the responsibility of all nations to respect their international human rights commitments," the readout said.
Biden described the meeting as "some of the most productive" talks. In a rare news conference following the summit, the president touted the resumption of military-to-military communications and shared that the two leaders agreed on curbing the flow of fentanyl.
However, Biden said he also raised the issue of detained Americans in China and reiterated US policy on Taiwan. At the news conference, Biden also doubled down on his previous comments and called Xi a dictator.