President Biden and President Xi Jimping meet during G-20 summit

Tristen Martinez ’25

On November 14, 2022, President Biden met with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia. According to many news sources such as CBS News and CNN, President Biden and Xi Jinping met for a total of 3 hours. The two presidents have met and talked about how the United States and China relations must be reconnected. This started with a declaration by China that they will not invade Taiwan, which led to a series of agreements of goodwill gestures between the two countries. Another agreement was that a nuclear war should never be fought. This was shown with the agreement that both President Biden and President Xi Jinping both oppose the use of nuclear weapons against Ukraine. The final gesture was that the White House announced that Secretary of State Antony Blinken would travel to China as a sign of an emergence in relations.  

Politically, this could mean that peace between superpowers are becoming closer and more achievable. Because of this, the two countries can learn from each other and influence each other on improvements that can be made to their relationship. This can also bring about a sense of safety, stability, etc. This is how the emergence of relations between China and the United States can take a step forward.