Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn U.S. President Joe Biden shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping before their meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit, November 14, 2022, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. Credit: Alex Brandon via AP Photos The Biden administration has sold its key policies on climate change with a singular premise — that the U.S. needs to “outcompete China.” This has sparked long overdue investments at home, but zero-sum competition — where each side measures success by their position relative to the other — holds potentially disastrous consequences for the climate. The planned resumption of dialogues on climate between the two countries following the first in-person meeting between Presidents Biden and Xi this week is a positive sign. And with both sides eliciting an open embrace of industrial policy, leaders in Washington may find elusive common ground with Beijing to move forward on climate issues. A new model for U.S.-China engagement on climate should look to facilitate a more enlightened form of competition in low-carbon technologies. Both sides' priority should be to minimize the material harm caused by tariffs and other bilateral tensions on emissions reduction effortsSubscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.