Biden and Xi’s Wink-and-Nod Meeting Changes Nothing

Persistent issues that would dramatically improve economic relations were also off the table. According to Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council, follow-up talks should include “reducing US and Chinese tariffs; ensuring more equitable market access for US companies.” He added that both sides should move “to further negotiations, including on China’s subsidies of state-owned enterprises; and meeting China’s [World Trade Organization] obligations.”