BIDEN AND XI LIKELY TO MEET ON THE SIDELINES OF THE APEC SUMMIT
US President Joe Biden said Friday that he could potentially meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping. "There has been no such meeting set up, but it is a possibility," Biden told reporters when asked about the prospects of a face-to-face meeting with the Chinese leader. The possible face-to-face meeting between the world's two biggest economic powers is expected to be held during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, scheduled in San Francisco from November 11 to 17.
Biden and Xi have not spoken since their meeting last November of the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Bali, Indonesia. White House officials have previously made clear that they hoped the two leaders would soon hold talks, and administration officials have been working to get the Chinese to agree to a meeting.