Thu. Dec 7th, 2023
An aide says the Senate delegation still hopes to meet with Xi

(Bloomberg) — Louisiana Sen. Invoice Cassidy echoed his colleague’s hopes {that a} bipartisan delegation to China will meet subsequent week with President Xi Jinping, his workplace mentioned Wednesday night, clarifying {that a} assembly has not but been scheduled.

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The delegation, led by Majority Chief Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, and Senator Mike Crapo, a Republican from Idaho, will go to Beijing and Shanghai and lift points together with human rights, fentanyl and the funding local weather for American firms in China.

Crapo mentioned earlier that the group hopes to fulfill with Xi. He and Schumer additionally plan to boost issues about market entry on behalf of Micron Know-how Inc., which has a big presence in each states, in accordance with folks aware of the planning.

The clarification got here from Cassidy’s workplace after the senator informed reporters {that a} assembly with Xi was scheduled, which didn’t occur.

–With help from Stephen T. Dennis.

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