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.

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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