Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden shake hands before their meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit meeting on November 14 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. Photo: AP
Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden shake hands before their meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit meeting on November 14 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. Photo: AP
Stephen Roach
Opinion

Opinion

Stephen Roach

Xi and Biden can go beyond diplomatic kabuki by setting up a US-China secretariat

  • The personalised politics of leader-to-leader exchanges needs to be augmented by an institutionalised framework of relationship management
  • Establishing a permanent secretariat to share information and tackle common issues would build trust and elevate the bilateral relationship to the importance it deserves

Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden shake hands before their meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit meeting on November 14 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. Photo: AP
Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden shake hands before their meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit meeting on November 14 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. Photo: AP
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