19 Nov WILL BIDEN’S FOREIGN POLICY RESET RELATIONSHIP WITH CHINA?
As United State president elect – Joe Biden prepares for a chaotic and possibly contested transition of power in January, the future of the US-China relationship sits most unnervingly on the fence between continuity and change.
Like most foreign leaders around the world hoping to reset relationships and restore norms with the United States that had shifted under the Presidency of Donald Trump, the Chinese ruling Communist Party is also holding its breath to see which direction the new administration will take.
On the one hand is Trump’s more punitive policies towards China, calling them out on their trade malpractices, restricted access for tech companies, journalists and diplomats and military activities in the South China Sea.
On the other hand, is a possibility of replicating the policy of Obama’s administration (in which Biden served as vice president from 2009 to 2017) towards China which was more cooperative than confrontational. Pressing of a reset button under Biden’s foreign policy could mean improved bilateral ties with China which is gaining strength both economically and militarily.
The big question that remains yet to be answered is: Will Biden’s foreign policy reset the relationship with China or not?
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WILL BIDEN’S FOREIGN POLICY RESET RELATIONSHIP WITH CHINA?