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Biden's China playbook: Cooperation or confrontation?

2 experts weigh in on merits and flaws of Biden-Xi summit

U.S. President Joe Biden listens as he meets virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on Nov. 15.    © AP

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK -- The first virtual summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Nov. 15 lasted for more than three hours and led to an acknowledgement by the leaders of the importance of "managing" competition responsibly.

Was this a necessary step to defuse tensions and to get diplomacy back on track? Or does it run counter to long-term American strategy? Nikkei asked two experts about what to take away from the meeting.

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