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Xi warns Biden against ‘playing with fire’ over Taiwan

The call between the leaders comes in the backdrop of concerns over Pelosi visiting Taiwan. Xi reportedly told Biden that China was strongly opposed to Taiwan's independence as well as any outside interference.

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