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Xi to attend Biden's climate summit for leaders' 1st meeting

Chinese president to make 'important' speech during videoconference

Chinese President Xi Jinping. The Chinese leader has accepted an invitation from U.S. counterpart Joe Biden.   © Xinhua via Kyodo

BEIJING (Reuters) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a U.S.-led climate change summit on Thursday at the invitation of President Joe Biden, in the first meeting between the two leaders since the advent of the new U.S. administration.

Biden has invited dozens of world leaders to join the two-day virtual summit starting on Thursday, after bringing the United States back into the 2015 Paris Agreement on cutting global carbon emissions.

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