President Xi Jinping and then-US vice-president Joe Biden hold T-shirts given to them by students during their visit to the International Studies Learning Centre in South Gate, California, on February 17, 2012. Improving the bilateral relationship is essential to ensuring prosperity for both countries and the wider world. Photo: AP
President Xi Jinping and then-US vice-president Joe Biden hold T-shirts given to them by students during their visit to the International Studies Learning Centre in South Gate, California, on February 17, 2012. Improving the bilateral relationship is essential to ensuring prosperity for both countries and the wider world. Photo: AP
Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

US-China relations: A Biden presidency must start healing bilateral ties and alliances battered by Trump

  • Years of living outrageously under Donald Trump have grated on almost everyone’s nerves as he has launched a losing trade war and blamed China for internal problems
  • Any US president who cannot understand China’s perspective and the importance of good US-China relations is not fit to lead the country

President Xi Jinping and then-US vice-president Joe Biden hold T-shirts given to them by students during their visit to the International Studies Learning Centre in South Gate, California, on February 17, 2012. Improving the bilateral relationship is essential to ensuring prosperity for both countries and the wider world. Photo: AP
President Xi Jinping and then-US vice-president Joe Biden hold T-shirts given to them by students during their visit to the International Studies Learning Centre in South Gate, California, on February 17, 2012. Improving the bilateral relationship is essential to ensuring prosperity for both countries and the wider world. Photo: AP
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