US President Joe Biden, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, speaks to Chinese leader Xi Jinping via video link on Tuesday Beijing time. Photo: Reuters
US President Joe Biden, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, speaks to Chinese leader Xi Jinping via video link on Tuesday Beijing time. Photo: Reuters

Xi and Biden show open, friendly face of summit while broaching the big issues

  • The presidents’ virtual meeting had ceremony and symbolism, from their sartorial choices to their historic settings
  • China’s president may have referred to his ‘friend’ and the American leader recalled their past, but many points of friction remain in the US-China relationship

Topic |   US-China relations
US President Joe Biden, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, speaks to Chinese leader Xi Jinping via video link on Tuesday Beijing time. Photo: Reuters
US President Joe Biden, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, speaks to Chinese leader Xi Jinping via video link on Tuesday Beijing time. Photo: Reuters
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