Biden, Xi expected to hold virtual summit on Monday: US media

By: AFP      Published: 11:47 PM, 11 Nov, 2021
Biden, Xi expected to hold virtual summit on Monday
Biden, Xi expected to hold virtual summit on Monday: US media

US President Joe Biden is expected to hold a hotly awaited virtual summit with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Monday, US media reported, as tensions mount over Taiwan, human rights and trade. 

Both CNN and Politico, citing unnamed sources, said the meeting was tentatively scheduled for Monday.

Relations between the world's two largest economies have deteriorated in recent weeks, in particular over Taiwan, a self-ruling democracy claimed by China, which last month made a record number of air incursions near the island.

Washington has repeatedly signaled its support for Taiwan in the face of Chinese aggression, but the United States and China reached a surprise agreement on climate at a summit in Glasgow.

AFP

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