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Navigating Tensions: Biden’s Hopes Amid China-US Strife, Possible Meeting with Xi Jinping by Year’s End

Joe Biden and Xi Jinping News: Despite Ongoing Tensions, U.S. President Joe Biden Hopes to Meet with Chinese Leader Xi Jinping by the End of the Year

Despite the ongoing tensions between the United States and China, U.S. President Joe Biden expressed hope on Friday that he would be able to meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping by the end of this year. It’s worth mentioning that Biden had his first meeting with Xi as President in November 2022 during the G-20 Summit in Bali.

Following meetings with leaders from Japan and South Korea, Biden responded to a question by saying, “I hope that our conversation in Bali, during this fall season, will continue. That’s my expectation.”

According to AFP, Biden is planning to invite Xi to San Francisco in November when the United States hosts the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, which China is also part of.

A Meeting in New Delhi Could Also Be Possible Both leaders could potentially meet in New Delhi next month on the occasion of the summit of the Group of 20 major economies, which comprises the heads of the world’s 20 major economies.

Joint Statement by the U.S., Japan, and South Korea Biden’s statement comes at a time when just a few hours earlier, a joint statement was issued by the United States, Japan, and South Korea after a trilateral summit in Washington, in which they criticized China for its “dangerous and aggressive actions” in the Indo-Pacific region.

The United States, Japan, and South Korea have expressed their agreement on this security commitment that in the event of a security crisis or threat in the Indo-Pacific region, all three will consult with each other.

Recent Strong Remarks by Biden on China Earlier this month, Biden made strong remarks against China, referring to it as a “ticking time bomb” amid economic concerns. In June, Biden had also called Xi a “thug.” Both statements had been condemned by Beijing.

The Biden administration has imposed restrictions on U.S. investment in high-tech sectors in China and halted exports of advanced microchips.