President Biden Meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping

The meeting, which took place in Bali, a day before the G20 Summit could have long-lasting consequences for the world’s most important bilateral relationship.

President Biden met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping today for their first in-person encounter since he took office. The meeting, which took place in Bali, a day before the G20 Summit could have long-lasting consequences for the world’s most important bilateral relationship, especially as tensions have risen between both countries in recent years. According to a U.S. official, the main objective of the sit-down was not about reaching agreements, but about gaining a better understanding of each other’s priorities and reducing misconceptions. According to President Biden, the talks surrounded the U.S. and China managing their differences as well as stopping competition from turning into conflict.