Following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, US-China relations have reached their lowest point in decades.

NUSA DUA (Indonesia) — President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping began a closely watched meeting on Monday, which officials on both sides said was intended to repair ruptured lines of communication between the two powers and stabilize the relationship, which has been on a downward spiral in recent months, raising fears of a new Cold War.

The leaders’ first face-to-face meeting since Mr. Biden’s election is taking place in Bali, Indonesia, ahead of a summit of Group of 20 leaders.

It comes after months of tensions reaching a new high following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan in August.

Beijing reacted to the visit by conducting military drills and announcing the suspension of much of its communication with the US government.

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