Biden, Xi planning 'virtual bilateral' meeting by end of year: W.House
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There is an "agreement in principle" for the "virtual bilateral," the official told reporters on condition of anonymity.
"The president said how nice it would be to see Xi which he has not done for some years," the official said. "We would expect them to have the ability to see one another, even if only virtually."
Sullivan's trip continues an uptick in contact between Beijing and Washington, as Biden argues for establishing "guardrails" for the growing contest between the two powers.
Tension is rising over China's aggressive posture toward Taiwan, the US decision to sell nuclear submarines to Australia, trade disputes and human rights violations against the Uyghurs in Xinjiang.
On Monday, US Trade Representative Katherine Tai said she would soon be talking to her Chinese counterpart, as a massive trade dispute rumbles on with no end in sight.