Biden, Xi Will Meet Monday On Sidelines Of G20

First in-person meeting since Joe Biden became president
US President Joe Biden meets with China's President Xi Jinping during a virtual summit from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, November 15, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • On the sidelines of the Group of 20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, President Joe Biden and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party Xi Jinping will meet face-to-face as U.S.-China tensions rise.
  • The meeting comes on the heels of Xi securing a norm-breaking third, five-year term as leader of the Chinese Communist Party.
  • “What I want to do with him when we talk is lay out what each of our red lines are and understand what he believes to be in the critical national interests of China, what I know to be the critical interests of the United States,” President Biden said. “And determine whether or not they conflict with one another.”

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