President Xi Jinping and then US vice-president Joe Biden share a toast at a Department of State luncheon in Washington on September 25, 2015. Photo: AFP via Getty Images/TNS
President Xi Jinping and then US vice-president Joe Biden share a toast at a Department of State luncheon in Washington on September 25, 2015. Photo: AFP via Getty Images/TNS
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Xi-Biden meeting: the US-China mood music has changed, and for good reason

  • Recent global meetings have underscored the need for greater leadership from China and the US on issues from climate change to pandemic recovery
  • Both leaders also need to calm the waters ahead of a critical year domestically, with US midterm elections and Beijing’s Winter Olympics coming up

President Xi Jinping and then US vice-president Joe Biden share a toast at a Department of State luncheon in Washington on September 25, 2015. Photo: AFP via Getty Images/TNS
President Xi Jinping and then US vice-president Joe Biden share a toast at a Department of State luncheon in Washington on September 25, 2015. Photo: AFP via Getty Images/TNS
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