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Xi is scheduled to meet US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Beijing

Xi is scheduled to meet US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Beijing

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken waves as he prepares to depart Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport en route to Beijing, on April 25, 2024.

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It will be US Secretary of State Antony Blinken Meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping In Beijing on Friday, amid tense relations between the two countries in light of their struggle for technological superiority, with disagreements over the conflict in the Middle East and the Russian-Ukrainian war.

Speaking ahead of his closed-door meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Blinken said there was no alternative to “direct diplomacy” and stressed the need for the US and China to avoid “miscalculations”.