US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are to meet on Wednesday in the San Francisco Bay area.
The US accused China of sending a spy balloon across its air space. An American warplane shot it down off the coast of South Carolina.
For $40,000 (£32,800), guests can sit at the Chinese president’s table. Tickets start at $2,000 per person.
- The US is quietly arming Taiwan to the teeth
- Why businesses are pulling billions from China
Taiwan is likely to be at the top of the list of topics China will be keen to discuss.
The Chinese blame the deterioration in relations on Washington.
The Biden administration says it’s trying to counter aggressive Chinese behaviour that flouts international norms.
. The summit is the result of this hands-on diplomacy.