tirsdag 27. juli 2021

U.S.-China rivalry may solidify ‘like a hard concrete’ after latest meeting, says analyst

The U.S.-China rivalry is likely to persist for some time after both countries set demands for each other that are “unreachable,” said Scott Kennedy of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Kennedy, trustee chair in Chinese business and economics at CSIS, made those comments after officials from the two countries concluded high-level meetings in the Chinese city of Tianjin. Despite deteriorating relations, Kennedy said he still expects U.S. President Joe Biden to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in October.

At the meetings in Tianjin, Chinese officials presented U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman with two lists of demands and three “bottom lines.” The Chinese requests include asking the U.S. to “correct its errors” such as by withdrawing its extradition request of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, not obstructing China’s development and not infringing upon Chinese sovereignty.