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Presidents Biden, Xi hold phone call months after last conversation

U.S. President Joe Biden shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Nov. 2023. Associated Press/Photo by Doug Mills, The New York Times, file

Presidents Biden, Xi hold phone call months after last conversation

The call addressed tensions in the South China Sea, the war in Ukraine, and what Biden characterized as China’s unfair trade practices, according to a statement by the White House. The two leaders had not spoken since a face-to-face meeting in Woodside, Calif., roughly three-and-a-half months ago. Their last phone call was in July 2022, according to a separate statement by the White House.

What did the two leaders say in this conversation? President Joe Biden raised concerns about China’s support for Russia in its war against Ukraine and said that the United States would continue to combat China’s unfair business practices. Both leaders reportedly welcomed efforts to improve communication between their governments and militaries. They also focused on addressing the risks posed by artificial intelligence.

Dig deeper: Listen to my report on the Doubletake podcast about China’s systematic organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners and the Uyghurs.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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