Biden, Xi seek to ‘manage our differences’ in meeting


President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks for about three hours Monday in their first in-person meeting since the U.S. president took office nearly two years ago, aiming to “manage” differences between the superpowers as they compete for global influence amid increasing economic and security tensions.

Xi and Biden greeted each other with a handshake at a luxury resort hotel in Indonesia, where they are attending the Group of 20 summit of large economies, before they sat down for formal talks. Biden was set to hold a news conference to discuss the meeting, which came in the middle of a seven-day, round-the-world trip.