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Biden Team Works on Setting Up Xi Meeting as Chinese Leader Tightens Grip

  • US president is expected to meet Xi on sidelines of the G-20
  • Xi filled China’s most powerful bodies with close allies
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The US won’t change its stance toward China as a result of Xi Jinping seizing more power in a key Communist Party congress, with advisers still trying to set up a meeting between President Joe Biden and the Chinese leader, US officials said.

The conclusion of the 20th Communist Party congress last week, in which Xi installed allies in top posts and paved the way for a third five-year term, “doesn’t change our approach” to China, State Department spokesman Ned Price said Monday. That strategy includes competing on security matters while cooperating wherever possible on global issues with the People’s Republic of China.