lørdag 30. januar 2021

Beijing must recognise its own mistakes in US-China relations

As Washington searches for new thinking and policy innovation to reset its fraught
ties with Beijing, the White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday said that President
Joe Biden wanted to approach relations with China with “patience”.

Her interesting choice of the word “patience” has set tongues wagging among Chinese officials and analysts about what that really means. Some think it is that Biden needs a lengthy comprehensive review of his predecessor’s destructive China policies of the past four years. Others believe it indicates that Biden’s top priority in his first 100 days is on the home front trying to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control and heal the political divide and that he will probably need more time to work on his new approach towards China.