US President Joe Biden met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and said they had a “responsibility” to show the two countries could “manage our differences”.

Mr Xi said he was ready for a “frank and in-depth exchange of views” with Mr Biden, who said he hoped they would find areas of cooperation.

He added that the current state of China-US relations was not in the interest of the two countries and that they should “steer the helm”, according to state broadcaster CCTV.

During the first face-to-face talks between the two leaders since Mr. Biden became president, Mr. Xi also said that they should reflect on and clarify the direction of their own country’s development, as well as consider and clarify how to get along.
with other countries and the world.

The couple met ahead of the G20 leaders’ summit on the Indonesian island of Bali.

While attending a gathering of Southeast Asian nations over the weekend, Mr Biden said of US relations with China: “We have very little misunderstanding.”

He told reporters in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Sunday: “We just have to figure out where the red lines are and… what are the most important things for each of us in the next two years.”

Mr Biden added: ‘His situation has changed, to state the obvious, at home.’

The president said of his own situation: “I know I’m coming in stronger.”

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