Biden, Xi meeting will be forum for ‘intense diplomacy’ amid tensions between US, China: Officials

The upcoming meeting between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to be a “forum for intense diplomacy” that will address pressing issues of bilateral tension between the US and China, according to US officials. Biden and Xi are expected to focus on issues such as trade, technology, the South China Sea, and human rights. Officials have said that the meeting will likely lead to direct dialogue between the two leaders and that the US is hopeful that Xi will engage in a frank and constructive dialogue on these issues. It is likely that the two leaders will be discussing specific steps that can be taken to reduce the tensions between the two countries. As the Biden administration aims to have a more constructive relationship with China, the meeting will serve as an important first step in that direction.