In their first face-to-face meeting since Biden’s inauguration, US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed that US relations are not in the fundamental interests of the two nations and peoples and are not what the international community expects. The meeting took place on Monday in Bali, Indonesia.
During the meeting, which reportedly lasted about three hours and 12 minutes, Xi told Biden that as leaders of two major countries, they need to chart the right course and find the right direction for bilateral ties and elevate the relationship, according to Xinhua. Xi also stressed that the two countries should take history as a mirror and let it guide the future.
The two leaders consider that the meeting, is in-depth, candid and constructive, and they instructed the teams of the two countries to follow up the key consensuses reached by the two leaders, to take concrete actions to push the China-US relations return to a stable track for development, and the two leaders agree to keep contacts constantly, CCTV reported.
Such remarks and the summit itself inject a certain degree of positivity into bilateral relations, which have entered a downward spiral due to the US’ ever widening containment strategy against China, and especially after the provocative visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the island of Taiwan, Chinese analysts noted, calling on the US to stay true to its pledges to avoid confrontation.