By DIDI TANG
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is expanding his diplomatic efforts to build more partnerships with Indo-Pacific leaders after his meeting with President Joe Biden at a time of intensifying competition with the United States. Xi held individual talks on Thursday with the leaders of Mexico, Peru, Fiji, Japan and Brunei. The meetings all were being held on the sidelines of a summit of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation economies in San Francisco. Xi spent four hours with Biden on Wednesday, their first face-to-face meeting in a year.