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Expectations for Biden-Xi meeting are low, Northeastern expert says

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President Joe Biden, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands before their meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit meeting in Nusa Dua, in Bali, Indonesia on Nov. 14, 2022.

President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet Wednesday, a get-together that will likely be devoted to finding common ground in circumstances that have changed since the two spoke last time a year ago, a Northeastern University expert says. Biden and Xi will meet during the 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, which is taking place in San Francisco from Nov. 11 to Nov. 17 and is chaired by the U.S. president.

APEC is a forum of 21 countries that promotes trade, investment and economic development among nations bordering the Pacific Ocean, including China, Russia, Japan, the U.S. and Australia. This year heads of state, ministers, and diplomatic and business leaders are meeting under the theme of “Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future for All.”

The most anticipated event of the week, however, is the Biden-Xi meeting. The U.S. and China have a lot of goals in common both in the short and the long term, says Julie Garey, associate teaching professor of political science at Northeastern. Not many of them will be discussed by Biden and Xi, she says.

Continue reading at Northeastern Global News.

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