VP Harris has brief encounter with Chinas leader Xi

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  • She also touted her home state, California, saying “there is no better place to host APEC 2023 than California, a state known for economic innovation.”“Our host year will demonstrate the enduring economic commitment of the United States to the Indo-Pacific,” said Harris.
  • BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris spoke briefly with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Saturday in another step toward keeping lines of communication open between the two biggest economies.
  • Biden and Harris have also highlighted Washington’s Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, launched earlier this year.
  • Harris and Xi exchanged remarks Saturday while heading into a closed-door meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum’s summit in Bangkok.
  • After the APEC meeting, Harris also met with with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.
  • “We strongly condemn these actions and again call on North Korea to stop further unlawful, destabilizing acts,” Harris said.
By KRUTIKA PATHI Associated PressBANGKOK (AP) U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris spoke briefly with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Saturday in another step toward keeping lines of communication open [+3015 chars]