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Biden, Xi to revive 11-year relationship at Bali summit

In 2011, then-U.S. vice president met Chinese counterpart five times over six days

Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and then-Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping have a no-tie dinner at the Jianjiang Hotel in Chengdu, China on Aug. 21, 2011.    © White House

TOKYO -- Joe Biden's first meeting as U.S. president with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Bali, Indonesia, on Monday comes at a time of deep acrimony between the two superpowers over thorny issues such as Taiwan and trade.

And although it will be their inaugural face-to-face summit as heads of state, few world leaders have spent as much one-on-one time with Xi as Biden. While vice president, Biden was chosen as the point person to establish a personal relationship with China's then next leader.

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