This is the first face-to-face meeting between the two heads of state since the Bali meeting in Indonesia in November last year.
According to Wang Yi, a member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Minister of Foreign Affairs, the San Francisco meeting is an important meeting to increase trust, clarify doubts, manage differences, and expand cooperation in China US relations. It is also an important meeting to inject certainty and enhance stability into a turbulent and changing world. During the 4-hour meeting, the two heads of state further discussed the correct way for China and the United States to coexist as major powers, further clarified the shared responsibility of China and the United States as major powers, and formed a "San Francisco Vision" for the future, pointing the direction and planning the blueprint for the healthy, stable, and sustainable development of China US relations.
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Continuing the tradition of "estate meetings"
When asked about the progress of the meeting, Biden waved to the reporter in the garden and raised two thumbs, answering, "It's quite good.
The San Francisco meeting continues the tradition of the previous "estate meeting" between China and the US dollar.
It is reported that estate diplomacy is an important component of US presidential politics and one of the highest forms of US diplomacy. Some analysts believe that estate diplomacy can enable leaders to engage in more direct, frank, and in-depth discussions on topics of common concern in a relaxed atmosphere.
4 hours of frank and in-depth dialogue
According to Wang Yi, this meeting between the two presidents lasted four hours and simultaneous interpreting was used throughout. The meeting was very good, comprehensive, and in-depth, with strategic, historical, and leading significance.
In addition, both sides also discussed many differences and sensitive issues.
President Biden reiterated the five point commitments made by the US during the Bali meeting and stated that the US adheres to the One China policy, welcomes dialogue between various departments and levels of both sides, and is willing to continue to maintain open and frank communication with China, enhance understanding, avoid misunderstandings, and manage differences.
The meeting achieved a series of results
The San Francisco meeting between China and the United States has achieved a series of results.
The two heads of state agreed to establish an intergovernmental dialogue on artificial intelligence, carry out drug control cooperation, resume high-level communication between the two militaries, further significantly increase flights early next year, and expand exchanges in education, international students, youth, culture, sports, and business sectors. In addition, the two heads of state also emphasized the importance of China and the United States accelerating their joint efforts to address the climate crisis in the current critical decade, and welcomed the recent positive discussions between the two countries' climate envoys.
After the meeting, Biden posted multiple tweets on social media platform "X", stating that he "attaches great importance" to the China US dollar summit and calling it "one of the most constructive and effective discussions" between Chinese and American leaders.
Biden also emphasized the importance of mutual understanding among leaders. He wrote on social media: "The world is facing severe challenges that require our collective leadership. Today, we have made real progress