The meeting, being held in Woodside city of California, ended without any joint statement. The outside should gather information about the outcome of the meeting from the public statements of both sides.
In this sense, this is a big incident for America and China but the consequences are not much and are not shocking either. However, this event is still very important for both countries, which has positive political and psychological significance and will have an impact on this bilateral relationship.
Actually, two things should always be kept in mind while looking at the relations between America and China.
First, This relationship is always unstable and negatively affected by unexpected events. The most typical proof is that 6 years ago, the then US President Donald Trump welcomed Mr. Xi Jinping to his residence very cordially and respectfully, but shortly thereafter, he started a trade war targeting China. .
monday, No matter who takes over the leadership of America and China, they will not allow the discord between the two sides to escalate out of control. Both parties are aware of the time when they have to simultaneously engage in reverse gear. Now is such a time.
US President Joe Biden (right) and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a November 15 meeting Photo: Reuters
This is the second time the leader and Mr Xi Jinping have met since Mr Biden came to power in the US in early 2021. The last meeting was held in Indonesia in November 2022. Both sides achieved some results but there was no fundamental change in relations between the US and China.
In the recent meeting, Mr Biden and Mr Xi Jinping also stressed the importance of US-China relations for the world. The two leaders agreed to restore direct military communications and information channels between the two sides, promote cooperation in combating Earth’s climate change and limit the production of fentanyl (pain killer). It belongs to the opioid group and is considered the leading cause of drug overdose. in America).
The above agreements are not enough to bring progress in relations between the two countries. But it is difficult for Mr Biden and Mr Xi Jinping to achieve more because the disagreements and conflicts over fundamental immediate and long-term strategic interests between the US and China run so deep.
Both sides still need a lot of time to build mutual trust and compromise on interests. China has started thinking about the period after the next presidential election in the US. Mr Biden will have to balance cooperation and dealings with China to fulfill his presidential campaign. Both sides took the small conciliatory step mentioned above to buy time to prepare for the next steps.
Reducing tensions, no matter how big or small, always has a positive impact on US-China relations. It could also have a positive impact on the APEC process as the US and China are the two largest economies in APEC. This faction can progress smoothly and successfully only when the members agree and do not have differences with each other.