A potential first meeting between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping may be on the cards. Photo: AFP A potential first meeting between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping may be on the cards. Photo: AFP
A potential first meeting between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping may be on the cards. Photo: AFP
Brian P. Klein
Opinion

Opinion

Brian P. Klein

US-China relations: Joe Biden, Xi Jinping meeting still worthwhile despite rising tensions

  • Competition is neither new nor exclusionary to engagement, as the Biden-Putin meeting and other US foreign policy approaches have made clear
  • At most, a Biden-Xi meeting can set the lower limit for disagreements rather than aiming for the heights greater engagement brings, but that might be enough

A potential first meeting between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping may be on the cards. Photo: AFP A potential first meeting between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping may be on the cards. Photo: AFP
A potential first meeting between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping may be on the cards. Photo: AFP
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Brian P. Klein

Brian P. Klein

Brian P. Klein (@brianpklein) is a geopolitical and economic strategist and former US diplomat.