(Central News Agency, Los Angeles, Comprehensive Foreign News Report on the 14th) U.S. President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet tomorrow before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in San Francisco. Topics discussed by the two are expected to include Taiwan, conflicts in the Middle East, Russia and Ukraine War, artificial intelligence, and trade.
Reuters reported that Biden and Xi Jinping, the leaders of the world’s two largest economies, have known each other for more than a decade and have accumulated hours of communication in six interactions since Biden took office as President of the United States in January 2021. dialogue. However, Biden has only met face-to-face with Xi Jinping once after entering the White House, and Xi Jinping has not visited the United States since 2017 when the United States was still headed by Trump.
What topics might Xi Jinping discuss?
The gathering will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Associated Press reported, citing three unnamed senior government officials, at the Filoli estate.
The White House stated that the purpose of this meeting was to strengthen communication and prevent a fiercely competitive and antagonistic relationship from turning into conflict. The meeting is expected to cover a number of global issues, including the conflict in the Middle East, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, relations between North Korea and Russia, Taiwan, human rights, artificial intelligence (AI), and “fair” trade and economic relations.
Biden is expected to tell Xi Jinping that the United States will maintain its commitment to stand with allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region in the face of Chinese pressure on Taiwan and in the South and East China Seas. U.S. officials said Biden would also express specific commitments to Philippine security.
What deals can the outside world expect them to achieve?
The White House said Washington seeks concrete results and hopes to rebuild military ties with China and make progress in combating the powerful opioid fentanyl. Fentanyl has become a major problem in the United States, so any agreement on fentanyl may mean that Washington must lift sanctions on the Ministry of Public Security’s Forensic Medicine Research Institute in exchange.
Biden said today that his goal will be to restore normal communication between the United States and China, including military ties between the two parties.
With Taiwan due to hold elections early next year, political analysts expect China will seek assurances from the United States that it will not take any steps to encourage Taiwan’s independence, while Xi Jinping will also hope to persuade Biden to ease tariffs and various measures aimed at blocking advanced semiconductors. Export controls for shipments to China.
The two leaders are likely to focus on plans to increase commercial flights between the United States and China. The group of policy experts said the pair may take action to loosen restrictions on journalist visas, which would be beneficial to both parties.
Biden is also expected to call on China to exert influence on Iran and ask Iran not to expand conflicts in the Middle East.
However, no one expects a reset in U.S.-China relations, or any major agreement that would drastically change each other’s perceptions. Richard Fontaine, CEO of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) in Washington, said: “We are still in a period of protracted competition and tension.” He said that Xi’s visit “will not lead to any major breakthroughs, and there will not be any major breakthroughs.” any substantial changes.”
What impact will the internship have on the market?
Market participants will pay close attention to Xi’s visit to gauge the mood between the U.S. and Chinese governments.
APEC’s 21 members and other countries around the world hope that tensions between the United States and China will cool down, and progress in this regard will receive positive reviews. However, political analysts say any improvement in the atmosphere will be seen as temporary. The Taiwan general election early next year, as well as the U.S. general election that may see Trump return in November next year, are bound to make next year a year full of uncertainty. (Translator: Cai Jiamin/Verification: Lu Yingzi) 1121115