Biden To Meet China’s Xi Jinping At APEC Summit In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Joe Biden wants to show Asia-Pacific leaders that he remains focused on the region even as his administration is grappling with the wars in Ukraine and the Mideast and a looming government shutdown in Washington. Biden’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday is the main event of his four-day visit to San Francisco for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. But Biden also wants to demonstrate that his administration can focus on the Pacific. That’s even as he tries to keep the Israel-Hamas war from exploding into a regional conflict, to persuade weary Republican lawmakers to continue funding Ukraine’s effort to repel Russia’s invasion and to avert a government shutdown in Washington.