President Joe Biden met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a summit outside San Francisco to address the need for effective communication between the United States and China. The goal of the summit is to prevent any conflicts that may arise from the ongoing competition between the two superpowers. Biden emphasized the importance of clear understanding and open dialogue to avoid any misconceptions or miscommunication.
Although the leaders expressed their commitment to a promising future for the relationship between their countries, tensions are still expected to be present. The United States has raised concerns about increased Chinese military activity around Taiwan, which Beijing considers a renegade province.
As part of their efforts to rebuild communication, Biden and Xi are expected to announce an agreement that would restore talks under the Military Maritime Consultative Agreement. This agreement has been essential in improving safety in the air and sea for the U.S. and People’s Liberation Army navies and air forces since 1998.
Through this summit, President Biden aims to bring U.S.-China communications back to normal and address key global challenges like climate change. Both leaders understand the significance of maintaining a strong relationship between their countries and avoiding any conflicts that could arise from their competition.