China says hopes Xi-Biden meeting at G20 will bring relations with US ‘back on track’

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China said on Monday it hopes a meeting between President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart Joe Biden ahead of the G20 summit in Indonesia will bring relations “back on track.”

Asked by AFP at a regular press briefing what China’s expectations were from the face-to-face talks in Bali, foreign ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said Beijing strived for “mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation” with Washington.

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“We hope the US will work together with China, appropriately keep differences in check, promote mutually beneficial cooperation and avoid misunderstandings and misjudgments in order to push US-China relations back on track for healthy and stable development,” she said.

Xi arrived in Bali on Monday afternoon on only his second overseas trip since the pandemic, after a visit to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in September.

Biden earlier said he was hoping to set “guardrails” for relations between the world’s two largest economies as they vie for international primacy.

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