Xi and Putin set for explosive crunch talks with Biden as Ukraine and Taiwan crises erupt

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Xi and Putin set for explosive crunch talks with Biden as Ukraine and Taiwan crises erupt

Indonesian President Joko Wildodo confirmed their attendance in an interview with Bloomberg News. He said: "Xi Jinping will come. President Putin h

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Indonesian President Joko Wildodo confirmed their attendance in an interview with Bloomberg News. He said: “Xi Jinping will come. President Putin has also told me he will come.”

It marks the first global summit since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the heightened tensions over Taiwan.

The summit also marks the first time Xi Jinping has left China since January 2020 when the country shut its borders during the Covid pandemic.

Since then, he has only left the country to attend the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China on July 1.

The November summit will attract a lot of attention as people eagerly wait to see if Putin and Biden will come face to face.

Reports have hinted at the possibility of a face-to-face meeting with President Biden and Mr Jinping ahead of the summit.

Relations between the US and China have soured over human rights, trade and the US politician Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.

The trip prompted China to conduct nearly a week of military drills around the island which it claims as part of its territory.

The US condemned the drills as “irresponsible”, with Taiwan describing it as a rehearsal for an invasion.

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Earlier this week, the Indonesian leader said both Russia and Ukraine had accepted his country as a “bridge of peace”.

Biden has made it clear that he condemns Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine, with the war now entering its 177th day.

Thousands of lives have been lost as a result of the war, with countries across the world rallying in support of Ukraine.



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