Chinese President Xi Jinping
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, the first day of her weeklong China visit, in a sign that the leaders of the world’s two largest economies are seeking to build stronger bonds.
Appearing somber and subdued, Biden said the relationship between the two major powers will significantly affect the course of the 21st century. If the U.S. and China can get that relationship right, the possibilities are limitless, Biden said as reporters were allowed in briefly after he met with Xi in Beijing.
Three Chinese ships are sailing east to join rare naval drills with the United States as Beijing ramps up its military diplomacy amid regional territorial disputes and other tensions.
As President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping prepare for two days of private meetings that will cover a variety of topics, citizens of both nations have expressed unfavorable opinions of one another, according to the latest Pew Research Center poll.