Xi, Biden phone call sign of mutual respect
Published: Feb 11, 2021 12:26 PM

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden held a phone call on Thursday morning Beijing Time. The choice to talk on the eve of the Spring Festival is indicative of the goodwill and respect that Biden shows to Xi and China. 

The attitudes of China and the US have become clear. Biden and Xi are also very familiar with each other. It is no secret that there are some strategic divergences between China and the US. Both countries need to face up to and manage these differences. The significance of the phone call today not only lies in that it has further promoted the personal communication between the two leaders, but also provided a sense of ritual to China-US relations and expresses mutual respect. Doing so on this special day for Chinese, I think is of considerable positive significance for realizing the goals of managing differences.   

The author is editor-in-chief of the Global Times. opinion@globaltimes.com.cn