BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing on Tuesday for San Francisco, where he will hold highly anticipated talks with his US counterpart Joe Biden, state media reported.
“On the evening of November 14, President Xi Jinping left Beijing on a private plane. “He will go to San Francisco for the China-US presidents’ meeting upon the invitation of US President Biden,” he said. CCTV reported.
The two leaders will meet on the sidelines of the APEC summit in the California city; They will meet for the first time in a year despite trade tensions, sanctions and the issue of Taiwan fueling squabbles between the world’s biggest economies.
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The positive momentum gained during talks between Xi and Biden in Bali in November 2022 was derailed when the US shot down an alleged Chinese spy balloon, and the planned visit of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was postponed.
A flurry of high-level diplomacy since then, including Blinken’s trip to Beijing in June, has signaled both sides’ desire to mend relations.
This leaders’ summit will include “in-depth communication on strategic, general and directional issues related to China-US relations, as well as important issues related to global peace and development,” China’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.
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