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Readout from the Biden-Xi virtual meeting: Discussion with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan

Past Event

Navigating the U.S.-China relationship will be one of the most consequential aspects of foreign policy for the coming decades, as intersections of Chinese and American capabilities, objectives, and influence multiply around the world and competition increases. President Joseph Biden and President Xi Jinping of China met virtually on November 15 to discuss a range of issues as both leaders seek to manage not only the bilateral relationship but also a global presence and domestic priorities.

On November 16, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a webinar to explore the themes discussed during the virtual meeting between the leaders, as well as to reflect on the broader U.S. approach to China. The event began with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan reading out the virtual meeting between President Biden and President Xi and continued with a moderated discussion with Mr. Sullivan and Brookings Institution President John R. Allen, followed by a panel discussion with Brookings experts who focused on analysis concerning the U.S.-China relationship.

Viewers submitted questions via email to or on Twitter using the hashtag #USChina.


Welcoming remarks

Remarks and discussion

Panel discussion

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