The two leaders have met up to five times on the phone . Biden and Xi discussed a potential face-to-face meeting in late July .
Washington, D.C. : On the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Indonesia, US President Joe Biden will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on November 14, the White House announced on Thursday.The meeting takes place in the middle of the country's turbulent relationship, in which they will work together where their interests align, particularly on transnational challenges that affect the international community, according to White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.The two leaders have met up to five times on the phone.Xis last face-to-face meeting with a US leader occurred in June 2019, when he signed a deal with former President Donald Trump that culminated in a trade deal six months later.Since then, tensions have deteriorated as a result of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.Chinas military exercises were announced by the White House in response to a new hunger campaign for the self-governing island that China claims to be its own.China imposed sanctions against Pelosi and conducted live-fire military drills around the island.Beijing has also faulted Biden for refusing to intervene.Biden has regularly stated that the US will protect Taiwan if attacked by China, but China has not been satisfied. The official noted that Biden knew Xi for a long time before.We expect these discussions to be an in-depth and meaningful discussion between the leaders, as well as having an increased awareness of one another's priorities and objectives, according to the official.First and foremost, I expect the leaders to address their respective positions on the relationship, as well as our long-standing fears about human rights abuses, as well as our allies and partners' concerns regarding China's harmful economic practices, said the official.Thirdly, the President will discuss areas where the two countries can and Fourth, I expect them to address a variety of regional and global issues, including Russias war in Ukraine and recent DPRK provocations, said the official.The president has been in this meeting for nearly two years, rebuilding and revitalizing our relationships and partnerships to a new level and making unprecedented investments in our economy and national competitiveness, said the official.At a press conference, he promised reporters that he would not make any concessions with Beijing but that he wants to find out what the two leaders' red lines are in the relationship.Biden told reporters here on Wednesday that he is looking for competition and not conflict with China.And I've told him I'm looking for success, not conflict. From the beginning, the Taiwan doctrine hasn't changed at all since.So, I'm sure we'll talk about a variety of other topics, including fair trade and friendships with other nations in the region, according to Biden.In response to another comment, Biden said that China lacks a lot of respect for Russia or for its President Vladimir Putin.They've been actually doing a little bit more than just keeping their distance.I do think it remains to be seen if Xi Jinping has decided that he wants China to have the world's most powerful military as well as a prosperous economy, or has backed off of his initial conclusion, he said.