Chilly conflict: China might even see respite beneath Biden admn

Beijing, November 8

The victory of Joe Biden in the US presidential election may provide respite to China from President Donald Trump’s declaration of the “cold war” and offer a limited chance to reset the turbulent ties even as high-intensity rivalry is expected to continue, Chinese observers said on Sunday.

Trump pushed aggressively on all aspects of the US-China ties, including with his relentless trade war, challenging Chinese military hold on the disputed South China Sea, its constant threats to Taiwan and branding Covid as ‘China virus’ after it emerged from Wuhan in December last year.

Deteriorating ties between China and the US have entered a vicious circle, leading to damaged strategic mutual trust, suspended high-level communication and little concrete cooperation, Xin Qiang, deputy director of the Centre for US Studies at Fudan University, told the daily.

Jin Canrong, Dean, School of International Studies, Renmin University, Beijing, said Biden would usher in a “buffering period” for worsening China-US ties. — PTI

Iran: US must return to nuclear deal

  • Iran President Hassan Rouhani has called on Biden to return to Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal and compensate for Trump’s mistakes
  • Under Trump, tensions between the US and Iran had escalated, resulting in sanctions on Iran, crippling its economy

‘Support Tibet’

  • Congratulating Biden, Central Tibetan Administration President Lobsang Sangay says he looks forward to a renewed policy and support on Tibet
  • Joe Biden plans to host a global Summit for Democracy during his first year of presidency, says policy paper of his campaign event

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