Biden and Xi have a chat
President Biden spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday amid mounting tensions between the two nations in recent months.
Biden initiated the call, just the second between the two leaders since he took office and the first in seven months. The call was less focused on hot-button issues and more on mending the U.S.-Chinese relationship.
“The two leaders had a broad, strategic discussion in which they discussed areas where our interests converge, and areas where our interests, values, and perspectives diverge,” the White House said in a statement.
Biden addressed cybersecurity issues during the call, according to CNN, an issue that has been a main source of tension.