President Biden and President Xi Jinping of China sat down face-to-face in Indonesia today in an effort to reduce tensions between the U.S. and China.
Disagreements between the U.S. and China run deep on a range of issues, including the status of Taiwan, China’s human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong, and Tibet, territorial disputes, and more.
Across the political spectrum, Americans who are divided on so many issues are nonetheless largely united in their concern about the challenges posed to America by the Chinese Communist Party.
China is the world’s most populous nation, with the world’s largest army, largest navy, third-largest nuclear arsenal, and second-largest economy. An armed conflict between the two superpowers would have unthinkable consequences, which is why it’s so essential to defuse tensions.