The White House has confirmed that President Joe Biden will engage in a face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in San Francisco. The purpose of this meeting, scheduled to take place soon, is to alleviate the growing tensions between the two superpowers.
Senior officials from the Biden administration revealed that the meeting will encompass a wide range of global issues. These discussions are expected to include the Israel-Hamas conflict, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, North Korea’s relations with Russia, Taiwan, the Indo-Pacific region, human rights concerns, the fentanyl crisis, the evolution of artificial intelligence, and the pursuit of “fair” trade and economic relations.
The United States officials emphasized that no topics will be off-limits; everything will be open for discussion. This approach underscores the commitment to transparency and a sincere effort to foster a constructive dialogue.
On Friday, the White House issued a statement confirming the scheduled meeting. Concurrently, the Chinese foreign ministry announced that President Xi will visit the United States from November 14 to 17, during which he will participate in the APEC summit and hold talks with President Biden.
Several sensitive matters are expected to be addressed during the meeting. President Biden is anticipated to raise concerns regarding Chinese “influence operations” in foreign elections and the status of American citizens unlawfully detained in China.
Furthermore, President Biden intends to reiterate the steadfastness of the United States’ Indo-Pacific commitments. Over the past years, China’s activities in international disputed areas like the Taiwan Strait, the South China Sea, and the East China Sea have raised concerns among neighboring countries. In light of this, President Biden will express a specific commitment to support the security of the Philippines.
The forthcoming face-to-face meeting between President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping holds promise for reducing tensions and fostering a more cooperative relationship between the United States and China on various critical global issues. The world will closely observe the outcomes and implications of this highly anticipated summit.