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Biden-Xi meeting breaks ice; now for the thaw to last

The meeting in Bali between President Xi Jinping and President Joe Biden is a recognition that China and the US still have to work together. PHOTO: AFP
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WASHINGTON/BEIJING – Months after US-China relations plunged with Beijing cutting key dialogue channels with Washington over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, the two superpowers look set to resume regular diplomatic engagement on issues such as climate change, trade and food security.

On Monday, there were no fundamental concessions on either side at their more than three-hour meeting in Bali.

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