Bangkok, 19 November 2022 (TDI): The President of China, Xi Jinping, says there is a need to place China-US ties back on a positive course.

Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed optimism that China and the United States will deepen their understanding of one another and cooperate to put their bilateral ties back on a stable and healthy course.

He made this statement on Saturday while speaking with United States Vice President Kamala Harris outside the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok.

Chinese media reported Chinese President said that he hopes that both sides will continue to deepen mutual understanding, avoid miscommunications and mistakes, and work together to return China-US ties to a stable and healthy path.

Kamla Haris’s statement

US Vice President Kamala Harris informed Chinese President Xi Jinping that Washington does not desire conflict with China but rather encourages competition.

At a press conference held at the home of the US ambassador in Bangkok to wrap up an Asia tour that included a meeting with the Chinese leader, Harris said that US welcome competition, but we do not want conflict.

She also stressed on the communication between two sides.

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APEC Meeting’s commencement

Bangkok, Thailand, hosted the APEC 2022 Summit, the 28th APEC Meeting. It covered a variety of subjects, including restoring the global economy in the wake of the pandemic. The summit was conducted under theme “Open. Connect. Balance”.

The  bio-circular-green (BCG) Economy Model could assist nations in achieving a durable, balanced, and inclusive economic recovery from COVID-19 and building resilience against upcoming shocks, according to the APEC Economic Leaders and their delegates during the 18–19 November.

Concluding day of APEC

The APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Summit 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand, concluded on November 19.

The leaders talked about managing the area’s economies in the face of armed conflict, pandemics, and other threats to peace and stability.

Asia-Pacific regional leaders have demanded a stop to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Most leaders were adamantly opposed to the fighting and the resulting economic unrest.

The APEC Ministers stated on Friday, calling on Ukraine to leave altogether. At the APEC Summit, Andrei Belousov, Russia’s first deputy prime minister, refused to acknowledge this.

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APEC Meeting of 2021

On Friday, New Zealand held the 28th APEC Meeting of Economic Area Leaders by teleconference to discuss regional concerns.

The world’s economic leaders emphasized three areas of collaboration. First and foremost, APEC will endeavor to address the COVID-19 problem in the region promptly.

Second, consideration was given to accelerating the economic recovery. Lastly, during the video conference, the executives discussed creating long-term, sustainable, and all-encompassing growth.


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