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Presidents Biden and Xi Meeting in San Francisco as They Attend APEC Summit

HeadlineNov 15, 2023

In San Francisco, President Biden is meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. It’s Xi’s first visit to the U.S. in six years. Ahead of the meeting, Biden told reporters he hopes to reduce heightened tensions between the two nations.

President Joe Biden: “To get back on a normal course of corresponding, being able to pick up the phone and talk to one another when there’s a crisis, being able to make sure our military still have contact with one another.”

As the APEC summit got underway this week, an array of protests took over San Francisco streets, ranging from the war on Gaza, the climate crisis and the treatment of the Uyghur community in China.

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