Leaders of the U.S. and China could hold their first meet-up at the G20 summit in November.
When President Xi Jinping attends the event, it will be his first foreign trip in nearly three years since the COVID-19 outbreak.
This comes amid growing bilateral tension over Taiwan.
Shin Ha-young provides a glimpse of what to expect.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping will likely meet in person in mid-November.
That's according to the Wall Street Journal on Friday.
It will be the first face-to-face meeting as the leaders have only talked on the phone since Biden took office in January last year.
The leaders' meeting is expected to occur at the G20 summit, which will be held on the Indonesian island of Bali.
At the same time, this will mark Xi's first foreign trip in nearly three years since the COVID-19 outbreak.
The planning of the trip comes amid Xi's efforts to enhance China's global influence in Southeast Asia.
Regarding the matter, the White House did not give the meeting details.
" discussed a possible face-to-face meeting during their recent call and agreed to have their teams follow up to sort out the specifics. We don't have anything further in terms of details on time or location. "
Meanwhile, the G20 summit will be held after China's 20th Party Congress, where Xi is expected to claim his third term as Communist Party chief.
The U.S. midterm elections will already have been held at this point as well.
Due to the escalating conflict between the two countries over Taiwan, the meeting is significant.
The two leaders are expected to discuss various issues regarding the Indo-Pacific region and the supply chains of semiconductors.
Shin Ha-young, Arirang News.