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Biden and Xi Jinping set to clash over Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine

Biden is expected to tell Xi Jinping on Friday that Beijing will pay a price if it supports Russia's military operations in Ukraine, a warning that comes at a time of deepening conflict among nations

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U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to tell Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday that Beijing will pay a price if it supports Russia's military operations in Ukraine, a warning that comes at a time of deepening conflict between the nations. Biden and Xi will speak by phone, scheduled for 9 a.m.

Eastern time (1300 GMT), and Washington has already threatened lower-level Chinese government officials privately and publicly that greater support for Russia risks isolation for Beijing.
 
The conversation between Biden and Xi, their first since November, will be loaded with tension. Biden "will make clear that China will bear responsibility

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First Published: Mar 18 2022 | 12:11 PM IST

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