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Gueorguiev Discusses the Biden-Xi Meeting In BBC News Article

November 17, 2023

Dimitar Gueorguiev

Dimitar Gueorguiev

President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping sat down together on Wednesday just outside of San Francisco, where Asian leaders gathered for an annual summit. It was almost exactly one year since their last encounter in Bali, Indonesia, on the sidelines of another global gathering.

While officials tried to keep expectations low before the meeting, the encounter resulted in agreements on several key issues.

"The last four months have seen a truly remarkable improvement in communications between Washington and Beijing," says Dimitar Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science.

"Much of that was directly tied to this APEC [Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation] meeting, however...we should not assume that the positive momentum can or will be sustained," he says.

Read more in the BBC News article, "Five things we learned from the Biden-Xi meeting."

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