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Talk between Biden and Xi soon?

US President Joe Biden and China’s state and party leader Xi Jinping may talk later this week. Biden held out the prospect on Monday (US local time). “That’s my expectation, but I’ll let you know when that gets set up,” Biden said when asked by reporters about a conversation this week. Biden and Xi had last spoken in March. Since then, relations have continued to deteriorate. China has been threatening the US with consequences for days should US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi travel to Taiwan (China.Table reported). Conversely, the US has criticized China’s cozying up to Russia in the Ukraine war and warned of a possible attack on Taiwan.

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