Taiwan Showdown Expected in Upcoming Face-to-Face Between Biden and Xi

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Taiwan Showdown Expected in Upcoming Face-to-Face Between Biden and Xi

Taiwan Showdown Expected , in Upcoming Face-to-Face , Between Biden and Xi.

Taiwan Showdown Expected , in Upcoming Face-to-Face , Between Biden and Xi.

On November 15, United States President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are set to meet in San Francisco amid simmering tension over Taiwan.

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On November 15, United States President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are set to meet in San Francisco amid simmering tension over Taiwan.

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'Newsweek' reports that the two leaders will look to reach a consensus on preventing open conflict over Taiwan, which has long been a source of contention.

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'Newsweek' reports that the two leaders will look to reach a consensus on preventing open conflict over Taiwan, which has long been a source of contention.

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The meeting comes on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

Taipei has reportedly expressed concerns regarding the meeting and how the outcome could impact Biden's past commitment to defending the island from China.

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Taipei has reportedly expressed concerns regarding the meeting and how the outcome could impact Biden's past commitment to defending the island from China.

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'Newsweek' reports that the talks are likely to have only a modest impact on cross-strait relations, upholding the status quo and opening lines of crisis communication.

Taiwan and the U.S. have a high level of mutual trust and friendship, and the channels of communication are quite smooth; Taiwan and the U.S. have also maintained close contact with each other during the past U.S.-China talks, Jeff Liu, Taiwan's Foreign Ministry spokesperson, via 'Newsweek'.

Taiwan and the U.S. have a high level of mutual trust and friendship, and the channels of communication are quite smooth; Taiwan and the U.S. have also maintained close contact with each other during the past U.S.-China talks, Jeff Liu, Taiwan's Foreign Ministry spokesperson, via 'Newsweek'.

Both Taiwan and the United States are holding major elections in 2024, which has increased the urgency to manage international tensions through diplomacy.

Both Taiwan and the United States are holding major elections in 2024, which has increased the urgency to manage international tensions through diplomacy.

With Taiwan's looming presidential election and public confrontation flaring between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, the near-term risk of tensions between Washington and Beijing escalating over both issues is high, Amanda Hsiao, Senior China analyst at the International Crisis Group think tank, via 'Newsweek'.

With Taiwan's looming presidential election and public confrontation flaring between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, the near-term risk of tensions between Washington and Beijing escalating over both issues is high, Amanda Hsiao, Senior China analyst at the International Crisis Group think tank, via 'Newsweek'.

The Xi-Biden meeting provides an important opportunity for the two leaders to convey to each other that neither seeks to overturn the status quo or kinetic conflict at this juncture, Amanda Hsiao, Senior China analyst at the International Crisis Group think tank, via 'Newsweek'.

According to Ping-Kuei Chen, an associate professor at National Chengchi University, the long-held status quo could be enough to avoid an escalation to open conflict.

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According to Ping-Kuei Chen, an associate professor at National Chengchi University, the long-held status quo could be enough to avoid an escalation to open conflict.


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