China's Xi not to visit Italy for G-20, no in-person summit with Biden

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China has confirmed that President Xi Jinping will not visit Italy to participate in the Group of 20 summit meeting this weekend, with state-run media reporting Friday that he is scheduled to make an online speech to the gathering. China's announcement means that the first in-person summit between Xi and U.S. President Joe Biden, who is slated to attend the two-day G-20 meeting in Rome from Saturday, will not materialize on the sidelines, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this month, the United States said it had agreed with China that the two leaders would hold a virtual summit by ...

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