US officials see meeting as a chance to reduce friction in rivalry with China as Antony Blinken takes thinly veiled swipe at Beijing

Xi Jinping began his first visit to the United States in six years on Tuesday just after US secretary of state Antony Blinken took a thinly veiled swipe at Beijing by stressing the need for freedoms and rule of law.

The Chinese president is on his first visit to the US since 2017. He is due to meet Joe Biden at an undisclosed location in San Francisco on Wednesday morning and then attend the annual summit of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum.

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