The above information was confirmed by the White House on November 10. According to this, there will be a direct meeting between the leaders of America and China on the occasion of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum summit on November 15.
White House officials do not expect the meeting between Mr Biden and Mr Xi to immediately lead to a “major thawing” of relations between Washington and Beijing. They only hope that both sides will slow down the “downward spiral” in bilateral relations.
US-China relations have disagreements over a number of issues such as the East and South China Sea, the Taiwan issue (China), fentanyl precursors, and the case of Americans detained in China.
Relations have also become strained over the issue of American high-tech exports being imposed on China. Notably, earlier this year, the US shot down a hot air balloon that was believed to be carrying a Chinese spy.
US President Joe Biden (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet on November 15. Photo: Reuters
Both sides are planning to restart joint military communication lines. Mr Biden and Mr Xi will also discuss issues of climate change, fighting drug crime and finding solutions to the conflicts, particularly in Israel and Ukraine.
US officials said the US-China talks would expand and include several working sessions.
The summit on November 15 will be the second time Mr Biden and Mr Xi will meet face-to-face in the last three years.
The upcoming meeting between Mr Xi and Mr Biden is the result of a series of previous efforts by US officials. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo have all arrived in Beijing.
In contrast, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also visited Washington last month and met with US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and President Biden at the White House.