Biden and Xi to hold online meeting on Nov 15

10:32, 11 November 2021
Biden and Xi to hold online meeting on Nov 15 Photo: REUTERS

An online meeting between American leader Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping will be held on Monday, November 15, Politico reported. 

The meeting will be virtual because the Chinese leader refuses to attend all summits outside China. The US National security adviser Jake Sullivan has described it as “the next best thing” to Biden’s preference of an “in-person get-together”.

The leaders will discuss a wide range of issues including the situation around Taiwan

The relations between the United States and China have worsened in recent years. The American authorities have repeatedly called China one of the main threats, and there is a so-called "trade war" between the countries. The Taiwan issue also adds tension while the US adheres to the “one China policy” and continues to support Taiwan militarily.

It’s been reported that American special forces and marines secretly trained Taiwan soldiers during the last year amid rising tensions with China, the Pentagon officials told AFP.

China expects to see a peaceful reunification under a "one country, two systems" policy which Beijing established in Hong Kong.

Washington also announced that Biden will host the leaders of Canada and Mexico at the White House on November 18, the last meeting between North American countries' leaders held back in 2016.