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Biden, Xi phone call covers Taiwan tension, Russia's war in Ukraine | USA TODAY


Tensions over Taiwan, Russia’s war in Ukraine and clashes over the economy dominated a call between President Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

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Tensions over Taiwan, Russia’s war in Ukraine and clashes over the economy dominated a call between President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Thursday. The planned call between the leaders – their first in more than four months – comes as the U.S. seeks to regain a competitive edge over China and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi considers a visit to Taiwan.

The call lasted more than two hours, according to the White House, reflecting the long and thorny agenda. Xi and Biden agreed to meet face-to-face at a time that has yet to be determined, a U.S. official who briefed reporters after the call said.

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