United States President Joe Biden's new administration may hold meetings with Chinese counterparts at a World Economic Forum's summit in Singapore in May, the organisation's president said on Friday.
The summit has been moved from its usual home in the Swiss town of Davos, from where it takes its informal name, to Singapore over concerns about the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe.
"Traditionally, Singapore has had very close ties with the US but also worked very well with China," Borge Brende said in a virtual discussion with Singapore's prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong.
"And maybe at the Singapore meeting, the special annual meeting, could be a place where you could see the new Biden administration and China meet."
Neither China nor the United States have said they will send officials to the meeting, over which there remains uncertainty due to the pandemic still raging across many parts of the world.