The Chinese and U.S. Presidents have held a virtual summit.
The talks Tuesday morning Beijing time, are the third time that the two leaders have spoken after two previous phone calls.
The Chinese President called for more communication and cooperation, while his U.S. counterpart highlighted the need to avoid open conflict.
Our reporter Li Jianhua has the details.
The meeting lasted for around three hours, it opened with two Presidents extending a warm greeting.
Xi Jinping said China is ready to move relations forward in a positive direction.
As the world's two largest economies and permanent members of the U.N. Security Council,
China and the U.S. need to increase communication and cooperation,
each run their domestic affairs well and at the same time, shoulder their share of international responsibilities,
and work together to advance the noble cause of world peace and development.
For his part, Biden said the need to establish common-sense guardrail.
And I look forward to a candid and forthright discussion like all the discussions we've had thus far.
It seems to me our responsibility as leaders of China and the United States
is to ensure that the competition between our countries does not veer into conflict, whether intended or unintended.
The press was allowed to observe the opening of the summit before the leaders continued speaking privately,
several thorny issues were expected to top the agenda, including Taiwan and the trade war.