Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with then US vice-president Joe Biden in 2013. They world leaders have not met in person since Biden became US President in January. Photo: AP Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with then US vice-president Joe Biden in 2013. They world leaders have not met in person since Biden became US President in January. Photo: AP
Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with then US vice-president Joe Biden in 2013. They world leaders have not met in person since Biden became US President in January. Photo: AP

exclusive | China-US tension: Xi-Biden meet may be further delayed as Beijing considers a virtual G20 seat

  • If they fail to meet in Rome in October, it would be the longest delay before a newly inaugurated US president met his Chinese counterpart since 1997
  • Politburo Standing Committee members have not taken any overseas trips since the pandemic and Xi has not hosted a foreign state leader since March 2020

Topic |   US-China relations
Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with then US vice-president Joe Biden in 2013. They world leaders have not met in person since Biden became US President in January. Photo: AP Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with then US vice-president Joe Biden in 2013. They world leaders have not met in person since Biden became US President in January. Photo: AP
Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with then US vice-president Joe Biden in 2013. They world leaders have not met in person since Biden became US President in January. Photo: AP
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