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Biden, Xi discuss avoiding confrontation in second phone call of new U.S. administration

2021-09-11 06:29:12       source:CNBC

September 10, 2021

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden spoke for the first time since February on Friday.

It marked the second call between the leaders since Biden took office in January, as tensions between the world’s two largest economies simmer.

“President Biden underscored the United States’ enduring interest in peace, stability, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and the world and the two leaders discussed the responsibility of both nations to ensure competition does not veer into conflict,” the White House said in a readout of the call released Friday morning.

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