U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to hold a long-awaited virtual summit with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Monday, U.S. media reported, as tensions rise over Taiwan, human rights and trade.
Both CNN and Politico, citing unidentified sources, said the meeting was scheduled in advance for Monday.
Relations between the world’s two largest economies have deteriorated in recent weeks, particularly with regard to Taiwan, a self-governing democracy claimed by China, which last month carried out a record number of airstrikes near the island.
Washington has consistently signaled its support for Taiwan in the face of Chinese aggression, but the United States and China reached a surprise climate deal at a Glasgow summit.
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