The White House announced that the recent meeting between US Presidents Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping, held on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, will no longer intensify relations between the two countries.
“What the president wanted to do in his meeting with President Xi was not some kind of reset,” said John Kirby, strategic communications coordinator at the US National Security Council. “It was a continuation of the two leaders’ conversations over the past few years since how the president took office.
After the meeting, Biden said the US and China can manage their differences and prevent their rivalry from escalating into conflict.
In turn, the Chinese President stressed that “relationships between Beijing and Washington are important to us, and we must chart the right course for them.”