President Joe Biden cited his relationship with China’s Xi Jinping to illustrate his deep belief that good foreign policies start with good personal relationships.
Both were vice presidents travelling across the U.S.A. from China.
The two leaders are preparing to meet for the first time, but the U.S.-China relationship is getting increasingly fractured. This has shown that there are limits to the ability to connect on an individual level.
Biden still believes in face-toface meetings, even virtual ones.