U.S. President Joe Biden sat down with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Nov. 15 in the first head-to-head talks between the leaders of the world’s two biggest economies in over a year.
During that time, relations between the two countries have not been their best – a spat over a purported spy balloon over American airspace in February only added to a list of grievances that includes Biden’s comments over Taiwan, Beijing’s support of Russia, confrontations in the South China Sea, and more generally a competition for influence and trade around the world.
Part of the compilation of essential reads includes an article by Krista Wiegand, a UT professor of political science and scholar of international relations who specializes in Indo-Pacific security issues. Wiegand discusses the growing rivalry between the U.S. and China over dominance in the Pacific. Read the full article on The Conversation.
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