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Biden-Xi meeting significance: Risk of a new 'cold war'

Biden-Xi meeting significance: Risk of a new 'cold war' Photo: Joe Biden, President of the United States of America and Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China (Getty Images)

The meeting between the President of the United States of America Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping is important for both. Leaders are aware of the coming of a new "cold war" and the importance of a new world order, Oleksandr Kraiev, an analyst at the "Ukrainian Prism" center, said.

According to Kraiev, the United States of America and China understand that mutual suspicions, and ideological, political, and economic confrontation will only intensify, and threats will grow.

"And we see that, in principle, all regional conflicts are more or less tied to those supported by the United States against those supported by China," the expert explained.

Purpose of the meeting

The main goal of the meeting is to strengthen global stability. The more leaders talk, the less likely it will be for confrontation between countries. The parties plan to determine who is ready for what, and where they will succeed, or fail to reach a compromise. Personal meetings and mutual activities can increase trust between leaders.

In particular, it is important to hold a meeting taking into account the presidential campaign in the USA in 2024.

"Biden needs to show that America maintains geopolitical influence, aligning with his foreign policy doctrine of "America is back." That the U.S. remains a flagship of the democratic world and plays a decisive role in various conflicts, particularly in discussions with those claiming global leadership. For Biden, this is also part of the election campaign, as he belongs to the presidents for whom foreign policy is a significant asset," Kraiev added.

Meeting between Biden and Xi

According to Kyodo News, which cites US officials, Joe Biden and Xi Jinping plan to hold talks as part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in San Francisco on November 11-17.

Currently, there is a conflict between the countries, particularly related to Taiwan, the South China Sea, global influence, and the economy. Recently, the parties have been trying to establish contacts.