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Biden will meet Xi Jinping face-to-face in San Francisco, White House confirms

President Biden is slated to meet face-to-face with Chinese President Xi Jinping in San Francisco.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed the world leaders were scheduled to speak at a summit during a press conference on Tuesday.

“We’ve been talking about it. The president said he’s looking forward to meeting with President Xi and so [I’m] not going to get into details about this meeting that’s going to happen […] next month,” said Jean-Pierre. “It’s going to be in San Francisco, it’s going to be a constructive meeting, the president’s looking forward to it.”

Sino-U.S. relations soured intensely early this year after the Biden administration discovered the presence of Chinese spy craft in U.S. airspace and shot it down over the Atlantic Ocean.

China has also taken offense to U.S. strategic ambiguity on the Taiwan Independence issue, refusing to acknowledge the island’s claim to sovereignty while still sending diplomatic missions to meet with the Taiwanese leadership.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the violent conflict between Hamas and Israel have also complicated relations.

Timothy Nerozzi is a writer for Fox News Digital. You can follow him on Twitter @timothynerozzi and can email him at timothy.nerozzi@fox.com

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