Biden, Xi expected to hold virtual summit on Monday: US media

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Nov 12 2021 01:43 AM | Updated as of Nov 12 2021 06:55 AM

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Biden is expected to hold a hotly awaited virtual summit with Xi on Monday, US media reports. Reuters; Noel Celis, AFP

US President Joe Biden is expected to hold a hotly awaited virtual summit with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Monday, US media reported, as tensions mount over Taiwan, human rights and trade. 

Both CNN and Politico, citing unnamed sources, said the meeting was tentatively scheduled for Monday.

Relations between the world's two largest economies have deteriorated in recent weeks, in particular over Taiwan, a self-ruling democracy claimed by China, which last month made a record number of air incursions near the island.

Washington has repeatedly signaled its support for Taiwan in the face of Chinese aggression, but the United States and China reached a surprise agreement on climate at a summit in Glasgow.

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