Chinese President Xi Jinping and then US vice-president Joe Biden walk down the red carpet on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland in September 2015. Photo: AP
Chinese President Xi Jinping and then US vice-president Joe Biden walk down the red carpet on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland in September 2015. Photo: AP
Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

It takes two to untangle the US-China knot. Will Biden and Xi succeed?

  • Back in 1998, China and the US were led by pragmatic, realistic leaders who were capable of patient diplomacy and adult give and take. While it is hard to imagine Xi and Biden getting along like Jiang and Clinton did, one can hope

Chinese President Xi Jinping and then US vice-president Joe Biden walk down the red carpet on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland in September 2015. Photo: AP
Chinese President Xi Jinping and then US vice-president Joe Biden walk down the red carpet on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland in September 2015. Photo: AP
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