Biden-Xi summit: What Biden wants, what Xi wants
November 14, 2022
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - There won't be concessions from the U.S. side. No real deliverables, which is government-speak for specific achievements. Don't expect a cheery joint statement, either.
During President Joe Biden's highly anticipated meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, the leaders will be circling each other to game out how to manage a relationship that the U.S. has determined poses the biggest economic and military threat.
At the same time, U.S. officials have repeatedly stressed that they see the two countries' interactions as one of competition - and that they want to avoid conflict.