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US-China tensions

Trump attacks globalization, Xi says reality cannot be ignored

In speeches to UN, two leaders tout their visions for the world

Screenshots of the Sept. 22 video messages to the U.N. General Assembly by Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump.

WASHINGTON/BEIJING -- U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping exchanged virtual blows Tuesday at the U.N. General Assembly as each leader sought to convince the international community of the other side's flaws in a world looking toward post-pandemic times.

"The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions," Trump said in a prerecorded speech from the White House.

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