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Summit season 2022 is delivering a diplomacy treasure trove as Chinese President Xi Jinping held separate one-on-one sideline meetings with both US President Joe Biden and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese for the first time since each took office. After his meeting, Biden said they were “very blunt with one another,” but, as United States Studies Centre (USSC) CEO Dr Michael Green told ABC, having a meeting at all represents a thaw in US-China relations.