Prof. ST Hsieh
Director, US-China Energy Industry Forum
October 6, 2023
A Biden-Xi summit, of course, is desirable. But we are hearing very mixed messages: essentially the summit is possible but there is no certainty that it will happen at the APEC leadership workshop at San Francisco during November 11-17, 2023. Summit for summit’s purpose si worthless.
A practical issue is the limited time for organizing such an important summit: it is only 30 days away. US news media are full of mixed messages. But we must take President Biden’s message seriously: There has been no such meeting set up, as of today. Mainstream Chinese news media are skeptical: they are waiting for Biden’s actions, not speeches or lectures.
US-China relation is tense and should be carefully managed by both sides. Nobody is a fool, sounding off to local media for purely domestic consumption will only damage the administration’s credibility. For example, the US Congress does not have a speaker in place so the US government is paralyzed with another federal government shut down crisis looming around the APEC leadership meeting in November.
President Biden should focus his energy in managing the US domestic issues! Every Election is Local!
Biden says ‘possibility’ of meeting with Xi Jinping, first since Chinese spy craft shot down over Atlantic
Fri, October 6, 2023 at 1:28 PM PDT·
President Biden’s expected meeting with the president of China is still up in the air.
During a press meeting regarding the September jobs report, Biden was questioned about the previously reported expectations for a meeting with President Xi Jinping in California.
“There has been no such meeting set up, but it is a possibility,” Biden told the reporters.
The meeting, unconfirmed but described by administration officials as “pretty firm” to news outlets, would bring together the two presidents in San Francisco for the first time since last November.
“China and the U.S. are in communication on bilateral engagement and exchange,” Chinese Embassy spokesman Liu Pengyu previously told the Washington Post.
“Both sides need to work in the same direction, clear obstacles and manage differences with concrete actions, and enhance dialogue and expand cooperation in good faith,” he added.
Biden plans November meeting with China’s Xi -Washington Post
Updated Thu, October 5, 2023 at 8:36 PM PDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The White House is making plans for a face-to-face meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping in San Francisco next month as the two countries seek to stabilize troubled relations, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.
The newspaper, which cited senior unidentified U.S. officials, quoted one of them as saying the possibility of a meeting was “pretty firm.”
Frequent US-China high-level interactions inject positivity; uncertainties remain
US needs to make more efforts to show sincerity in stabilizing bilateral relations: experts
By Global Times
Published: Oct 06, 2023 08:58 PM
With more frequent high-level interactions between the US and China taking place, and a bipartisan US Senate delegation planning to vist China in the coming days, some Chinese experts said on Friday that whether US-China relations will truly warm up due to the recent communications and exchanges between officials of different levels and across various fields requires continued observation. This also shows that current US-China ties are still in an uncertain status, but positive factors are increasing, they noted.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is expected to visit Washington later this month to pave the way for a potential leaders’ meeting during the upcoming APEC summit, US news outlet Foreign Policy reported on Tuesday, citing three US and East Asian diplomats familiar with the matter.
The Washington Post also reported on Thursday that the White House is making plans for a face-to-face meeting between US and Chinese top leaders in San Francisco next month as the two countries seek to stabilize troubled relations.
“The Biden administration is releasing these messages to ‘boost scores’ on its diplomatic performance and to show its willingness to improve relations with China as a responsible major country,” Li said. He noted that if such a meeting does not take place, Washington could exploit the narrative and shift the blame to Beijing.
US urged to abandon two-faced approach, as effects of 1-year tech restrictions on China prove limited: experts
By GT staff reporters Published: Oct 06, 2023 07:35 PM
As an updated rule curbing exports of US chipmaking equipment to China is reportedly in the final stages of review, Chinese experts said on Friday that the US should show sincerity to improve its relations with China and abandon its two-faced approach, as its one-year technology restrictions on China turn out to have limited effects.