Brent is a senior fellow for naval warfare and advanced technology at The Heritage Foundation.
Biden and Xi’s Scripted Summit Was More Talk than Action– Many weeks of preparation and planning went into the virtual summit meeting between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping. But you wouldn’t have known that judging by the outcomes. It’s vital to get the China-U.S. relationship right. Failure to do so could end in a costly war. Viewed from that perspective, the summit really didn’t help. It may well have hurt.