Biden and Xi: A Handshake in Bali

Published November 14th, 2022 - 03:00 GMT

ALBAWABA - American president Joe Biden met with the Chinese leader Xi Jingping, Monday in Indonesia. 

Their meeting, described as historic, was made one day before the G-20 summit kicked off in the Indian ocean's resort of Bali. 

The two leaders, and judging from the photographs of the two leaders, coming at a time of tensions over Taiwan and Russia's war in Ukraine, was cordial and friendly. 

Both leaders said they wanted to chart a new course in Chinese-American history. It was a one-to-one meeting with US and Chinese delegations meeting separately,  

 

 

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The meeting of the US-Chinese delegates in Bali

The meeting of the US-Chinese delegates in Bali on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, November 14, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Warm leadership

US President Joe Biden (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, November 14, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Hand shakes

US President Joe Biden (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, November 14, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

T-shirts and smiles

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 17, 2012, US Vice President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping display shirts with a message given to them by students at the International Studies Learning School in Southgate, outside Los Angeles. Xi Jinping secured a historic third term as China's leader on October 23, 2022 and promoted some of his closest Communist Party allies, cementing his position as the nation's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) / NO USE AFTER NOVEMBER 22, 2022 17:00:00 GMT

Handshakes

US President Joe Biden (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, November 14, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Biden takes about north Korea

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 15, 2021 US President Joe Biden meets with China's President Xi Jinping during a virtual summit from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. President Joe Biden will urge Chinese leader Xi Jinping to restrain North Korea's "worst tendencies" and tell him that Pyongyang's arms build-up will prompt an "enhanced" US military presence in Asia, a senior official said November 12, 2022. In a December 14, 2022 meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit, Biden will tell Xi that China has "an interest in playing a constructive role in restraining North Korea's worst tendencies," National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told reporters. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

The meeting of the US-Chinese delegates in Bali
Warm leadership
Hand shakes
T-shirts and smiles
Handshakes
Biden takes about north Korea
The meeting of the US-Chinese delegates in Bali
The meeting of the US-Chinese delegates in Bali on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, November 14, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)
Warm leadership
US President Joe Biden (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, November 14, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)
Hand shakes
US President Joe Biden (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, November 14, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)
T-shirts and smiles
(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 17, 2012, US Vice President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping display shirts with a message given to them by students at the International Studies Learning School in Southgate, outside Los Angeles. Xi Jinping secured a historic third term as China's leader on October 23, 2022 and promoted some of his closest Communist Party allies, cementing his position as the nation's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) / NO USE AFTER NOVEMBER 22, 2022 17:00:00 GMT
Handshakes
US President Joe Biden (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, November 14, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)
Biden takes about north Korea
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 15, 2021 US President Joe Biden meets with China's President Xi Jinping during a virtual summit from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. President Joe Biden will urge Chinese leader Xi Jinping to restrain North Korea's "worst tendencies" and tell him that Pyongyang's arms build-up will prompt an "enhanced" US military presence in Asia, a senior official said November 12, 2022. In a December 14, 2022 meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit, Biden will tell Xi that China has "an interest in playing a constructive role in restraining North Korea's worst tendencies," National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told reporters. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

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