Presidents Biden and Xi to Hold Virtual Talks Monday

This is their third such meeting since President Biden assumed office. 

A wide range of topics is expected to be on the agenda for the virtual meeting on Monday between President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping.  They will likely discuss tensions over China’s military activity near Taiwan, and human rights as well as cooperation on climate change. 

The announcement of the meeting came after the U.S. and China reached an agreement on a joint statement on the need to address climate change at a UN summit in Glasgow, Scotland, earlier this week. 

“The two leaders will discuss ways to responsibly manage the competition between the United States and the PRC, as well as ways to work together where our interests align,” White House Press Secretary  Jen Psaki stated on Friday. “Throughout, President Biden will make clear U.S. intentions and priorities and be clear and candid about our concerns with the PRC.”  

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said, “We hope the U.S. will work together with China to jointly strive to make the leaders’ summit a success and bring China-U.S. ties back to the right track of sound and stable development.”  

Both leaders took part in Friday’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) virtual meeting, where leaders discussed efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic and support the global economic recovery. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For President Biden as he prepares for the virtual meeting with President Xi. 
  • For wisdom for the president and his team as policies are crafted regarding China.

Sources: Wall Street Journal, The Hill 


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