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Biden and Xi hold virtual meeting, but White House has low expectations

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The White House has raised low expectations for a virtual meeting between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping amid heightened tensions over Taiwan and the fallout from the COVID pandemic. It is the first one-on-one meeting since Biden became president.

The pair will look into how to handle competition between the US and China, officials say, but no major announcements are expected from the talks. It is unusual for there to be no joint statement from the two leaders, as a sign of tense relations between the countries.

Xi warned Thursday against a return to the Cold War-era confrontation between East and West. However, analysts believe the countries can build on positive talks between negotiators at the recent COP26 conference on climate change and the G20 summit.

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