VP Harris meets with Chinese President Xi in an effort to "keep channels open."

On Saturday, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris talked briefly with Chinese President Xi Jinping in an effort to maintain open channels of communication between the two major economies.

On the way to a private meeting on Saturday at the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Bangkok, Harris and Xi spoke.

Prior to the APEC Leaders Retreat, I greeted President Xi, Harris tweeted.

"I took note of an important point President Biden stressed in his meeting with President Xi on November 14:

we must maintain open lines of communication to appropriately manage the rivalry between our nations."

Their conversation closely mirrored Biden's remark to Xi on maintaining open lines of communication between China and the U.S. at a meeting between the two leaders earlier in the week.

The Biden-Xi encounter at the Group of 20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, was also mentioned in a succinct statement from China's Foreign Ministry.

It was described as "strategic and productive," having "important significance in leading the next stage of China-US ties.""

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