Biden Expects Meeting with Xi Jinping Amid Growing Strains in U.S.-China Relations

In an effort to address the strained diplomatic relations between the United States and China, President Joe Biden expressed his anticipation for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the upcoming autumn. This announcement came during a joint press conference with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, following their three-way talks at Camp David.

Biden and Xi previously crossed paths at the Group of 20 summit on Bali last year, and the next meeting has the potential to occur during the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting. This meeting is scheduled to be hosted by Biden in San Francisco in November. Although the summit’s focus is not centered around China, Biden acknowledged that he discussed China-related matters, specifically concerns regarding economic coercion and escalating tensions caused by China.

The United States is currently engaging in high-level dialogues with China as an attempt to de-escalate the rising tensions. Other opportunities for a potential meeting between the two leaders include the sidelines of the upcoming G20 summit in New Delhi on September 9 or 10. As the complex relationship between the two nations unfolds, the world closely observes the potential impact of these anticipated meetings on international dynamics.

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