Daily Memo: Xi and Biden’s Summit, Putin’s Decree on Eastern Ukraine

The U.S. and Chinese presidents discussed sensitive issues but didn't agree on much of substance.

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Cordial meeting. Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden held their low-expectations virtual summit Monday night. The tone was cordial; not much of substance was put on the table on any of the topics that reportedly dominated the discussion (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet, trade). There’s room for substantive negotiations on a handful of […]

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