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President Biden and Xi Jinping Discuss Russia-Ukraine War, Taiwan, Counternarcotics, and Election Security

President Joe Biden held a call with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday morning to address U.S. concerns over China’s trade with Russia amid its war with Ukraine, the issues of cyberattacks and election interference, and efforts to counter illicit narcotics traffic, among other regional and global matters, the White House said.

The “check-in” call between Biden and Xi — their first discussion since November — was an opportunity for them to talk about some tough issues and try to ensure that the two countries are responsibly managing their competition with each other, a senior administration official said in a background call with reporters Monday evening.

“Intense competition requires intense diplomacy to manage tensions, address misperceptions and prevent unintended conflict, and this call is one way to do that,” the official said.

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