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China Planning Xi-Biden Meet in SE Asia in November – WSJ

China is planning for a meeting between President Xi and US leader Joe Biden in November, according to a Wall Street Journal report, which quoted a top White House official.

China is planning for President Xi to meet Joe Biden during one of the two big regional summits planned in Southeast Asia in mid-late November, the WSJ says.
China is planning for President Xi Jinping to meet US leader Joe Biden in November after he secures a third term at the Communist Party's Congress early that month, a senior US official has revealed. This photo shows a recent video call between the two leaders, by Jonathan Ernst, Reuters.


Chinese officials are planning for a face-to-face summit between President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Joe Biden on the fringe of major international meetings planned in Southeast Asia in November, Kyodo reported on Saturday, citing the Wall Street Journal, which quoted White House Indo-Pacific coordinator Kurt Campbell as saying on Friday that the meeting would follow the Communist Party Congress when Xi is expected to secure a third term as leader.

Xi was likely to attend a summit of leaders from the Group of 20 economies on Bali, in Indonesia, from November 15 and then travel to Bangkok to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) for summit two days later, according to the US report, with Campbell also saying China had “overreacted” by launching an intensified campaign “to intimidate and coerce Taiwan and undermine its resilience” after Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the island. He urged Beijing to “behave like a responsible power” and reopen the channels it had closed, it said.

Read the full report: Kyodo.




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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.


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