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Xi and Biden meet in Bali

Ahead of today’s G20 summit kick-off on the Indonesian island of Bali, US President Joe Biden and China’s President Xi Jinping will meet for their first bilateral meeting since Biden took office. The relationship between the world’s two largest economies is strained. “I don’t think that the two leaders are going to sit down and be able to solve all their differences or problems,” a senior US government official said, referring to the meeting, according to agency reports. Rather, she said, it will be an “in-depth and extensive strategic communication” aimed at “clearing up misunderstandings.” A joint statement was not planned.

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