26 - Finding Common Ground with China: The Biden-Xi Summit


26 - Finding Common Ground with China: The Biden-Xi Summit


In the midst of all the wrangling between the US and China about human rights, trade, Taiwan, and a host of other issues, a central concern both countries share is how to manage the relationship. What is the most effective structure for ensuring that conflict over issues doesn't spill over into actual conflict? The Biden-Xi virtual summit did not provide an answer, but did help reduce tensions. A US strategy of engagement with China should be the next step, and Chinese commentaries suggest it would be welcome.