Xi-Biden meeting viewed with, at best, cautious optimism

A file photo taken on August 18, 2011 of US President Joe Biden with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in Beijing. PHOTO: AFP
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WASHINGTON/BEIJING – News of Chinese President Xi Jinping and United States President Joe Biden’s meeting on Monday has been welcomed across the region as an opportunity for detente.

Their meeting at the Group of 20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, will be their first in person since Mr Biden took office, and will take place after years of increasing hostilities between the two big powers.

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