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China Seeks Biden-Xi Summit in April If Alaska Talks Succeed (1)

March 18, 2021, 6:58 PM

Beijing is seeking a meeting between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping next month if the first high-level U.S.-China talks in Alaska starting Thursday are productive, said people familiar with the situation.

The Biden-Xi meeting as envisioned by Chinese officials would be organized around Earth Day on April 22 to show both leaders are focused on combating climate change, one of the people said. Biden is already set to gather global leaders together on that day to push the world for greater ambition in curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

The prospect of a meeting with Xi was reported earlier by the Wall...

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