When enemies aren’t enemies for Biden

Source: Christian Science Monitor
by staff

“President Joe Biden says the United States is in ‘extreme’ competition with China — even to the point of clashes at sea between their navies. Yet on Thursday he spoke by phone with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, the second time they have talked since Mr. Biden took office. The two presidents may finally meet in person this fall at a multilateral summit. The phone chats fit a pattern for Mr. Biden. He prefers to talk to geopolitical rivals of the U.S., listening to their grievances and interests without necessarily embracing them.” (09/10/21)