Faculty Fellow Joshua Eisenman was interviewed by The Washington Post about Biden’s and Xi’s recent meeting. Before the meeting, Xi stated that he wanted to stabilize U.S.-China relations. However, Eisenman believes that, “When Xi Jinping says he wants a better U.S.-China relationship, what he really means is that he wants U.S. capitulation on China’s ‘core interests’ ”. He explains that China does not wish to have bilateral cooperation, but rather provide demands for their relationship.
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