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Biden, Xi hold 'candid' phone call for first time in seven months


US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping have held a 90-minute telephone conversation, discussing the need to try to avoid their rivalry veering into conflict. The Biden administration has yet to establish a trade policy with China. Despite worsening diplomatic tensions, bilateral trade has boomed this year, partly due to the pandemic.  Plus, Facebook teams up with Ray-Ban to launch "smart glasses" that let wearers listen to music, take photos and videos and share them online. 

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