A source associated with planning the meeting said the meeting, which was the first since Biden became president earlier this year, will take place next week. CNN international.
However, the exact details and exact date have not yet been established. Network television first reported the news of the arrangement of the meeting Bloomberg.
It is announced while Xi hints at slight improvement in relations with the United StatesAccording to a message posted on the website of the Chinese Embassy in the United States on Tuesday (9).
In the document, Xi said China is ready to “increase exchanges and cooperation in all sectors” with the United States and restore relations between the two world powers.
The letter was read by the Chinese ambassador at a dinner for the National Committee on China-US Relations in Washington.
US officials revealed last month that they had reached a Agreeing in principle with China to hold a virtual meeting between Biden and Xi before the end of the year, as part of an effort to ensure stability in one of the world’s most strained relationships.
That tentative agreement was the result of a six-hour meeting between Biden’s National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi in Switzerland, just days after Beijing sent a record number of warplanes into Taiwan’s defense zone.
Victor Xie, a distinguished expert on Chinese politics at the University of California, said the meeting was a positive development for bilateral relations.
“I think next week’s bilateral meeting is an initial sign that US-China relations are back on a more normal trajectory — what happened in Trump’s last years,” Xie said. CNN.
Xie added that the meeting should motivate officials, especially from the Chinese side – from the Foreign Ministry to the Ministry of Commerce – to focus their energies once again on the US-China relationship and think about ways to improve it.
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The last time Biden and Xi spoke in September, in a phone call that lasted about 90 minutes.
“The two leaders had a broad strategic discussion, discussing areas where our interests converge and areas where our interests, values, and views diverge,” a read-out of the summons from the White House said.
They agreed to engage in both sets of issues publicly and directly. This discussion, as President Biden has made clear, was part of continued US efforts to responsibly manage competition between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.”
A senior administration official described the tone of the call as “respectful” and “familiar and candid.”
The two leaders also spoke for two hours in February – their first phone call since Biden took office.
“It was a good conversation, and I know him well, we’ve spent a lot of time together over the years I’ve been vice president. Highlighting China’s efforts to invest in railways and other transportation, if we don’t act, they’ll take up,” Biden said at the time, highlighting China’s efforts to invest in railways and other transportation. the lunch.
Xi has not left China in 21 months, following measures to tighten the country’s borders in response to the epidemic. He missed the G-20 summit in late October, as well as the COP26 climate conference in Scotland this month.
last week, Biden criticized Xi for not attending COP26He said he had made a “big mistake”.
Xi’s absence from the world stage has been noted among world leaders, as well as a desire to focus on domestic problems such as the eradication of Covid-19, it points to a possible decline in global cooperation. China’s relations with the United States and other Western countries are at their lowest point in decades — a point Biden did not miss.
“The fact that China is trying to assert, understandably, a new role in the world as a global leader — isn’t it showing up? Biden said in Glasgow.
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