PRESIDENT XI JINPING MEETS U.S. PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN An in-depth exchange of views on strategic and overarching issues
Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden had a candid and in-depth exchange of views on strategic and overarching issues critical to the direction of China-U.S. relations and on major issues affecting world peace and development.
Their summit meeting was held at Filoli Estate, a country house approximately 40 km south of San Francisco, California.
Xi was warmly received by Biden upon arrival at the Filoli Estate.
U.S. President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping didn’t resolve any of the major geopolitical issues dividing the world’s two largest economies and chief rivals for influence, particularly among developing nations. But it did seem to put a floor beneath a relationship that had been in free-fall over issues from trade to investment to U.S. support for Taiwan, along with human rights in regions from Tibet to Sichuan and the Asian financial hub of Hong Kong, which China administers as a semi-autonomous region while gutting its civil liberties handed over from the former British administration.
The two leaders spent four hours together at a northern California country estate, holding meetings, lunching and taking a garden stroll that seemed intent on showing the world that while they are global competitors they’re not locked in a winner-take-all faceoff. “Planet Earth is big enough for the two countries to succeed,” Xi told Biden.