US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are meeting after a year. The White House has confirmed that they will meet in California next Wednesday.
The leaders of the two superpowers have been facing each other after a series of accusations by Washington against Beijing for supporting Russia in the war in Ukraine, with relations deteriorating due to a dispute over dominance.
The meeting will discuss the economy, trade, and the tense relationship between Taiwan and China. A Biden administration official said the two presidents will meet in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is also expected to discuss the Israel-Hamas war, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Taiwan’s presidential election.
China’s Foreign Ministry said last Friday that Xi Jinping will arrive in the United States next Tuesday. He will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in San Francisco. Besides, he will meet with Biden as a sideline meeting.
The two leaders met at the G20 summit in November last year in Bali, Indonesia. After that they did not meet again.
Meanwhile, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Chinese Vice Premier He Lifeng met in San Francisco last Thursday. At this time, they emphasized on maintaining a healthy commercial relationship between the two countries.