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Biden says call with Chinese leader Xi lasted two hours

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden said he spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping for two hours on Wednesday night.

“They’re going to, if we don’t get moving, they are going to eat our lunch,” Biden told reporters. It was their first telephone call as leaders, with Biden saying a free and open Indo-Pacific was a priority and Xi warning confrontation would be a ‘disaster’ for both nations.

Reporting by Alex Alper; writing by David Shepardson

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