Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden met with one another to discuss the trajectory of the relationship between the United States and China. This discussion comes at a time where tensions between the two countries are high, and the level of mutual trust is low. Topics of hostility between the U.S. and China range from trade, technology, geopolitics, and ideologies. One particular point of contention being preconceived notions regarding how each country views the other and their key motivations, which seem to contrast greatly against one another. The main objective of the meeting, according to White house officials, is to find a common ground in attempts to build a better relationship, though many are not optimistic that goal will be reached with this initial meeting. An article published by CNN outlines the points of conflict between the two countries, and their potential path to move forward.
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