China under Xi has ‘real problems’, Joe Biden says on eve of Apec summit

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President Joe Biden said that China had “real problems” as he prepared to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for a summit in San Francisco aimed at repairing ties.

“President Xi is another example of how reestablishing American leadership in the world is taking hold. They’ve got real problems,” Biden told a fundraising event the day before his talks with the Chinese leader.

US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will meet today on the sidelines of the 21-member APEC summit in San Francisco.

This is only the second in-person meeting between Xi and Biden since the latter took office in January 2021.

The Xi-Biden meeting is likely to cover a wide range of issues, including the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, the Taiwan tangle, free navigation in the South China Sea and the East China Sea, the Russia-Ukraine war, and also allegations of Chinese interference in the US presidential elections.

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