Xi, Biden to meet in US next week for first talks in a year

SpaceWar.com reports: “US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold their first meeting in nearly a year next week on the sidelines of the APEC summit in San Francisco, officials from the rival superpowers said Friday.

The meeting will be held Wednesday and the two leaders will discuss a range of bilateral, regional and global issues as well as ways to ‘responsibly manage competition,’ White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Xi will travel to San Francisco from November 14-17 for the ‘China-US heads of state meeting,’ while also confirming for the first time that he plans to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ gathering.

The Xi-Biden summit follows a series of meetings in recent months between high-level officials in Beijing, Washington and elsewhere, but will be the leaders’ first encounter since November 2022 in Bali…”

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