News analysis

Biden-Xi call yielded nothing new, but that could be good news

US President Joe Biden did reiterate the US' "one China" policy during the call with Chinese President Xi Jinping. PHOTOS: REUTERS, AFP
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WASHINGTON - On the face of it, there was nothing new from the two-and-a-half hour call between United States President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, with both essentially restating well-known positions on sensitive issues.

But given the toxic nature of the current US-China relationship, that could be good news.

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