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U.S.-China Ministerial Meetings Begin Nov. 11, APEC Next Week, with Biden and Xi To Meet

The diplomatic meetings between the Biden Administration and Chinese officials will begin Saturday, Nov. 11 in San Francisco, when Chinese Vice Premier He Lifeng (who is also in charge of Chinese economic and trade relations with the U.S.) and U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will begin two days of meetings on the economy and trade. Other ministerial meetings will take place between Nov. 11-13, followed by meetings of CEOs from the countries in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) over Nov. 14-16. The APEC informal leaders’ meeting will be held from Nov. 15-17. It has now been announced that Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Global Times notes: “This marks the first official visit to the U.S. for He, since he became vice premier in March and recently assumed a series of top economic and financial positions, including director of the Office of the Central Financial Commission.”

Global Times also reports: “Rising expectations for stable relations are on vivid display at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, to which the U.S. sent what has been described as its biggest delegation. Highlighting U.S. businesses’ eagerness to enter or expand in the Chinese market, more than 200 U.S. exhibitors, including 17 from the first official U.S. pavilion, attended the CIIE.”