December 20, 2019 / 5:33 PM / a month ago

China's Xi, in call with Trump, says U.S. interfering in its affairs - Xinhua

FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at a ceremony to inaugurate the fifth-term government of Macau Special Administrative Region and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the former Portuguese colony's return to China, in Macau, China December 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping, in a call with President Donald Trump on Friday, accused the United States of interfering in its internal affairs but expressed hope that the two leaders could keep lines of communication open, China’s Xinhua news agency said.

Xi told Trump that Beijing was deeply concerned about the United States’ words and actions on Taiwan, Hong Kong, Xinjiang And Tibet, according to the state-run news agency.

Reporting by Roxanne Liu in Beijing; writing by Susan Heavey, Editing by Franklin Paul

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