November 14, 2023

China’s Xi, in need of a win, appears ready to engage with Biden

Source: The Washington Post

Journalist: Lily Kuo

While Xi may be more willing to engage to stabilize relations in the short term, fundamental differences between Washington and Beijing remain — and vulnerability could mean he takes an even harder line, analysts warn.

“Xi remains fiercely nationalistic and might even become more so in areas like Taiwan, both because of his personal ideological views and to deter rival powers that he fears will try to take advantage of China’s weaknesses,” said Jacob Stokes, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington.

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  • Jacob Stokes

    Senior Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Jacob Stokes is a Senior Fellow for the Indo-Pacific Security Program at CNAS, where his work focuses on U.S.-China relations, Chinese foreign and military policy, East Asian ...