US, China agree to work towards Biden-Xi meeting next month


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The United States and China agreed to work towards setting up a meeting between the two countries’ leaders next month, American officials said after President Joe Biden met Beijing’s top diplomat at the White House. Biden has invited Xi Jinping to San Francisco in November for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, amid tense relations with China. Xi has not yet confirmed he will come. After Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Biden and other senior US officials in Washington, the White House said both countries had agreed to keep up “high-level diplomacy” to try to smooth ties....