ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Xi–Biden Meeting: A Temporary Thaw

The movement from an uncontrolled confrontation to managed competition is a welcome sign.

Atul Bhardwaj writes:

Xi Jinping, the President of China, embarked on his first visit to the United States (US) in six years with the primary goal not being the resolution of all the challenges in the US–China relationship. During a working lunch in California, Xi and his US counterpart, Joe Biden, aimed to refresh and stabilise bilateral ties while mitigating escalating tensions. The outcome of the meeting included limited agreements such as China agreeing to reopen military-to-military dialogues (discontinued after the then US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan in August 2022) and making a commitment to prohibit the export of chemicals used in the production of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid drug. The fentanyl agreement holds significance for Biden as he prepares for an upcoming presidential election in 2024.

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Updated On : 2nd Dec, 2023
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