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Biden says not seeking ‘confrontation’ with China

US President Joe Biden says he is not seeking a “confrontation” with China, but that there will be intense competition between the rival superpowers.

He calls Chinese leader Xi Jinping an autocrat who “doesn’t have a democratic — with a small ‘d’ — bone in his body.”

However, Biden says, “I told him in person on several occasions we’re not looking for confrontation, though we know that there will be steep, steep competition.”

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