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Biden to Tell UN That U.S. and China Must Cooperate on Climate and Covid

  • He’ll say the countries aren’t headed for a new cold war
  • Biden’s address to mark end of 20 years of war in Afghanistan
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Xi Jinping Declines Meeting With Biden

President Joe Biden plans to make the case for the U.S. and China to cooperate on global threats including climate change in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, while insisting the countries are not headed for a new Cold War.

Biden’s first address to the annual UN summit follows the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan that drew criticism even from his supporters and allies and a submarine deal with Australia that outraged France. But in his speech, Biden will reiterate pledges he made during his campaign to renew U.S. engagement with international institutions and to improve the nation’s standing in the world, according to a senior administration official.