Biden speaks with Xi Jinping in first US-China phone call since 2022


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WASHINGTON – President Biden discussed the potential “divestiture” of TikTok during a Tuesday phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping — as Xi warned Biden against tripping a “red line” over Taiwan policy. The sensitive topics were among the leading points in the private conversation, according to readouts from officials on both sides. “The president reiterated our concerns about the ownership of TikTok,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said at the regular White House briefing. 3 President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke on the phone for the first time in nearly two years in an attempt to...