President Joe Biden spoke with Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping on Thursday, but the readout does not mention the coronavirus.
The White House readout of the call was heavily diplomatic, noting the two leaders had a “broad, strategic discussion” about “areas where our interests converge” and “where our interests, values, and perspectives diverge.”
But there was no readout message about the fight against the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China:
Biden spoke about his ongoing effort “to responsibly manage the competition” between the two countries, according to the White House.
“President Biden underscored the United States’ enduring interest in peace, stability, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and the world and the two leaders discussed the responsibility of both nations to