Biden raises concerns with Xi in first call with Chinese leader as president

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Call since taking off with was Chinese President Xi Jinping, NPR's frank or donors, reports. The call comes as the two world leaders face off on multiple challenges from the economy to the climate to national security. Senior administration officials told reporters ahead of the call that President Biden had prepared to lay out several concerns, too. She including human rights, cybersecurity and Chinese aggression, and the Indo Pacific region. But they noted that the United States sees areas of common interest with China, including climate change, a senior official said the Biden team found merit and the Trump administration's basic proposition of an intense strategic competition with China. But also found quote problems with the way in which the Trump Administration went about that competition, unquote Namely by a skewing historic alliances and declining to focus on human rights and other traditional US values abroad. Franco

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