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US Vice President Kamala Harris briefly meets with China’s Xi at APEC

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US Vice President Kamala Harris briefly meets with China’s Xi at APEC

US Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the APEC CEO Summit during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok, Thailand on November 18, 2022.

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A White House official says Harris told Xi that the US and China must maintain open lines of communication to responsibly manage the competition between the two nations

US Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday, November 19, met briefly with Chinese President Xi Jinping, a White House official said.

“The Vice President noted a key message that President [Joe] Biden emphasized in his November 14 meeting with President Xi: we must maintain open lines of communication to responsibly manage the competition between our countries,” the official said.

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV confirmed the meeting later in the morning.

Xi Jinping said the meeting with President Biden in Bali, Indonesia, was strategic and constructive, and had important guiding significance for the next stage of China-US relations, according to the broadcaster’s official readout of the meeting.

“It is hoped that the two sides will further enhance mutual understanding, reduce misunderstanding and misjudgment, and jointly promote China-US relations to return to a healthy and stable track,” the statement read.

Harris and Xi met at the APEC summit in Thailand. – Rappler.com

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