President Biden mentioned Sunday he’s “disillusioned” in regards to the studies that Chinese language President Xi Jinping will seemingly skip this week’s G20 summit in India.
“I’m disillusioned, however I’m going to see him,” Biden informed reporters in Rehoboth Seaside, Del., when requested about Xi not attending the G20 summit.
Biden didn’t broaden upon the place he would possibly see Xi sooner or later.
Biden’s feedback come after a number of media studies final week mentioned Xi will seemingly not be attending the G20 summit in New Delhi.
Biden’s journey to the summit, introduced final week, is anticipated to be one other alternative for the U.S. to extend cooperation with Indo-Pacific allies as a counterbalance to China.
Final week, Biden mentioned he nonetheless “hoped” Xi would attend the summit, which was largely seen as a possibility to ease ongoing tensions between the U.S. and China.
The 2 leaders met eventually yr’s G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, of their first in-person assembly since Biden took workplace. Throughout that assembly, Biden informed Xi their international locations ought to handle their variations to stop competitors from turning into battle.
Tensions between the U.S. and China have since risen on numerous points, together with know-how, espionage, financial competitors and navy energy. A number of shut navy confrontations within the South China Sea and the Taiwan Strait have additionally contributed to those tensions, along with a surveillance balloon incident final February and latest studies that China has operated a spy base in Cuba since no less than 2019.
White Home nationwide safety adviser Jake Sullivan mentioned Biden will go to India from Sept. 7-10 for the summit, the place he’ll attend a number of bilateral conferences with different world leaders, however Sullivan didn’t disclose which leaders.
A number of U.S. leaders together with Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen have visited China in latest months in an effort to enhance relations with China.
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