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Amid ongoing tensions between the US and China, Biden holds a virtual meeting with Xi Jinping on Nov. 15

Washington: US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will hold a virtual summit Monday to discuss ways to “responsibly manage” competition between the two countries, as well as ways to work together where their interests match, it said. White House announced Friday. . US officials last month said they had reached a preliminary agreement 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 sweeping and fraught environments. relationships.Also Read – Ahead of Gurupurab, About 1500 Pilgrims Visit Pakistan from November 17 to 26: MEA

On the evening of Monday, November 15 in Washington, DC, President Joseph R Biden, Jr. have a virtual meeting with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. After their Sept. 9 phone call, the two leaders will discuss ways to responsibly manage competition between the United States and the PRC, as well as ways to work together where our interests match, she said. President Biden will make U.S. intentions and priorities clear and candid about our concerns with the PRC, Psaki said in a statement. Also Read – Democrats Sell Infrastructure Bill, Push for Biden Backup

Tensions between the US and China have risen in recent years. President Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, took a stern stance on China, starting with trade. Trump lifted tariffs on billions of dollars worth of imports from China, sparking retaliation from Beijing. Also Read – US-Funded Childcare Aid Approaches Reality With Biden Bill

The Biden administration has maintained Trump’s difficult position and has worked more closely with traditional US allies to jointly press Beijing on a number of issues, including human rights, Taiwan, Xinjiang and Tibet. Biden has also stepped up US involvement in the Indo-Pacific region, where the Chinese military has seen aggressive actions.

However, in a surprising move, China and the US announced this week that the two countries will boost climate cooperation. The US and China are the two largest CO2 emitters in the world. The announcement by the two global rivals was made on Wednesday at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

The last time Biden and Xi spoke was in September, on a phone call that lasted about 90 minutes. The two leaders also spoke for two hours in February — their first call since Biden took office in January this year.

The preliminary agreement to hold a virtual summit between Xi and Biden was the culmination of an extended, six-hour meeting between Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan and China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi in Switzerland, just days after Beijing landed a record number of warplanes in the defense zone of Taiwan.

President Xi has not left China in 21 months, following steps to tighten its borders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He skipped the G20 summit at the end of October, as well as the COP26 climate conference in Scotland this month.

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