Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with then US vice-president Joe Biden in 2013 in Beijing. Photo: AP Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with then US vice-president Joe Biden in 2013 in Beijing. Photo: AP
Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with then US vice-president Joe Biden in 2013 in Beijing. Photo: AP
Zhang Lin
Opinion

Opinion

Zhang Lin

Coronavirus pandemic has made the US more dependent on China, and cut chances of decoupling

  • The Biden administration looks set to continue many aspects of Trump’s China policy, but Washington’s ability to contain its economic rival has been greatly reduced
  • The coronavirus pandemic has brought about many changes and made decoupling less realistic, but the US-China conflict will not de-escalate any time soon

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with then US vice-president Joe Biden in 2013 in Beijing. Photo: AP Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with then US vice-president Joe Biden in 2013 in Beijing. Photo: AP
Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with then US vice-president Joe Biden in 2013 in Beijing. Photo: AP
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Zhang Lin

Zhang Lin

Zhang Lin is a Beijing-based independent political economy commentator.