Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping will convene for a final, half-day summit and dinner Saturday in Hangzhou, just before the G20 leaders meet Sunday. The US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty negotiations will be high on the agenda, as will strategic issues such as the South China Sea and nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula.
China’s President Xi Jinping is slated to make his first formal state visit to the United States the week of September 21, making stops in three American cities: Seattle, Washington, DC, and New York. During his trip, he is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama and other key government officials, United Nations delegates, and US business executives, including a USCBC-hosted dinner and policy speech in Seattle on September 22.
As Chinese and American business travelers know well, securing visas for short- or long-term stays can be a time-consuming process. But when Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping met in mid-November, they hammered out a deal that could ease burdens on Chinese and American travelers alike.
Preparations are underway for a bilateral meeting between Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping in Beijing immediately following the APEC CEO Summit in November. This will be the second official bilateral meeting of the two leaders, following their 2013 meeting in Sunnylands, California. While a detailed agenda has not yet been set for the meetings, the presidents will likely discuss a wide range of economic and foreign policy issues.