Joe Biden

The 46th President of the United States
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Democratic politician Joe Biden becomes the 46th President of the United States of America having served as the 47th vice-president of the United States under Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017.

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US President Joe Biden’s latest legislative victory could be a game changer for the transition to clean energy sources in the US and around the world. By doubling down on forward-looking industrial policy, the US is poised to give Europe, China and others a run for their money.
If the free market is dying, what replaces it won’t be found among other 20th-century models, but in new ideas that address contemporary challenges. Increased state support can help drive innovation and create jobs, but protectionist attempts to revive old industries are misguided.
Trip to Taiwan by US House speaker has violated China’s sovereignty and shaken the political foundation of Sino-American ties, with potentially dire consequences.
Economic activity that fuels growth also drives deadly weather events. The Ukraine war has forced Europe to rethink its reliance on Russian energy. A Taiwan Strait conflict that disrupts global trade might make us stop consuming our way to climate disaster.
SCMP ColumnistRobert Delaney
American president must heed warning of counterpart Xi Jinping over rumoured visit by top official to Taiwan at a time when both countries should be cooperating for mutual benefit and to resolve global challenges
Recent tour of region by US President Joe Biden spurred by demand for oil and aim not to leave ‘vacuum’ of influence that could be filled by China.
Advancing defence ties with Manila’s treaty ally, but avoiding antagonising its largest trade partner, will be a difficult balancing act for Bongbong Marcos.
Companies worldwide should look to simplify and diversify their supply chains after the shocks of the pandemic and Ukraine invasion, and with a recession looming. However, it is not in their interests to relocate manufacturing to US friends and allies, as the Biden administration is advocating.
There are signs of a reorientation towards a new economic policy framework as global sentiment turns away from globalisation. Productivism, which emphasises production and investment over finance and aiding local communities over globalisation, is garnering bipartisan support.
Ruling by country’s top court on use of coal by power industry yet another backward step for global strategy.
US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and Chinese Communist Party Politburo member Yang Jiechi met in Europe’s Luxembourg on Monday, the 4th in-person meeting of US-China officials in 15 months.
Vladimir Putin and Mohammed bin Salman are responsible for wars – Ukraine and Yemen respectively – that have displaced millions and killed tens of thousands. As the United States castigates the one, it is making nice with the other. How does Washington choose?
SCMP ColumnistAlex Lo
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