Biden and China's Xi met Monday in a virtual summit. Here's where the relationship stands.

Biden and China's Xi met Monday in a virtual summit. Here's where the relationship stands.

Biden and Xi met in a virtual summit amid tense US-China relations

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden raised human rights concerns during a Monday evening virtual summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping and pushed for “common-sense guard rails” so tense competition between the two world powers does not lead to conflict.

The meeting, which lasted about three and a half hours, came at a near nadir in a relationship that most foreign policy analysts expect will define the 21st century after years of tense relations. Both sides articulated they see basic communication as key to avoiding a major crisis.

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