The Washington Post political commentator David Ignatius has described the current state of US-China relations as a “tactical pause” following the meeting between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping in San Francisco, Report informs referring to The Washington Post.

“China’s President Xi Jinping has used the clinch metaphor to characterize the state of Sino-American relations, according to intelligence reports described by US officials. And it’s probably an apt summary of where the two superpowers stand now – in a tactical pause during what might be protracted competition,” the author wrote.

“So, rather than punching itself out prematurely, China appears to be coasting for a few rounds to try to recover its strength. It wants the United States to join the pause, too. Here’s how Xi made the pitch in his speech to the business leaders: “If one sees the other side as a primary competitor … and a pacing threat, it will only lead to misinformed policymaking, misguided actions and unwanted results.”