VP Harris meets with China’s Xi in bid to ‘keep lines open’

Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha shake hands as they meet on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)

BANGKOK — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris spoke briefly with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Saturday in another step toward keeping lines of communication open between the two biggest economies.