Joe Biden will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on November 15 in California, on the sidelines of the Apec summit. This was confirmed in a note by White House spokeswoman Karin Jean-Pierre, specifying that the two leaders “will discuss issues relating to bilateral relations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China, the constant importance of keeping lines of communication open and a range of regional and global issues”.
A year ago in Bali the last meeting
Xi and Biden, who will meet in San Francisco a year after their last meeting at the G20 in Bali, “will also discuss how the United States and the People’s Republic of China can continue to responsibly manage competition and collaborate where our interests they are aligned, in particular on transnational challenges that affect the international community”. The United States comes to the meeting with “realistic expectations”: the objective is “to manage competition and reduce the risks of conflict. With China – White House officials highlight – we are in competition but no Cold War. We want to create a framework for the successful management of a complicated relationship.” Washington and Beijing are therefore preparing to restore military communications that were interrupted last year when the then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan. The reopening of the communication channels communication is a priority for the White House, to stabilize relations with China and reduce the risk of military misunderstandings.