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Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden's Call with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping

Vice President Biden spoke by phone yesterday with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping.  Following up on their discussions during Vice President Biden’s August trip to China, the two leaders previewed the agenda for Vice President Xi's visit to the U.S. next week – including a broad range of economic and trade issues and regional and global developments.  Vice President Biden emphasized the importance of building a U.S.-China relationship that addresses practical issues important to both countries, and expressed support for efforts during Vice President Xi’s visit to further develop bilateral cooperation.