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Biden meets Xi amid heightened China-U.S. tensions

(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on November 11, 2022 shows US President Joe Biden (L) addresses the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate from the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House, in Washington, DC on June 17, 2022 and China’s President Xi Jinping (R) speaks after walking with members of the Chinese Communist Party’s new Politburo Standing Committee, the nation’s top decision-making body, to meet the media in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 23, 2022.

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BEIJING — U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping met Monday for the first time in person since Biden took office in Jan. 2021.

The meeting took place in Bali, a day before the G-20 Summit is due to kick off.

The two leaders held a videoconference in Nov. 2021 and, among other communication, had a call in late July.

Tensions between the U.S. and China have escalated over the last several years, touching flashpoints ranging from Taiwan and the war in Ukraine, to the ability of American companies to sell high-end tech to Chinese businesses.

This is a developing story and will be updated shortly.

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