Biden, Chinese President Xi Jinping Scheduled for Phone Conversation Today

President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are scheduled to speak via telephone today. The call comes as national security officials are working to convince House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of the risks her trip to Taiwan could pose. Sources familiar with Pelosi’s plans say she’s planning a visit in the upcoming weeks as part of a trip to Asia and has invited both Democrats and Republicans to join her. If she goes, she will be the first House Speaker to visit in a quarter century. Biden plans to discuss the passage of the bipartisan CHIPS Act with Jinping during the call among other things.