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 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
President Joe Biden’s Summit of the Americas paid the price for excluding some nations, while Beijing’s events succeed by putting stress on inclusiveness.
The IPEF is region’s latest economic sandbag, aimed at complementing defence strategies to counter China’s influence. But Beijing has already spent a fortune on projects in dozens of countries, while upcoming US elections may mean political changes and less enthusiasm for Biden’s new agreement.
It’s hard to overstate the implications of the US president’s so-called blunders. He should know better than goading China into a military confrontation neither side wants.
SCMP ColumnistWang Xiangwei
Washington’s top diplomat, Antony Blinken, made no effort to ease tense relations at a time when the two rival nations should be focusing on dialogue and cooperation.
Washington is creating an environment of suspicion and mistrust towards Beijing in the South Pacific and throughout Asia as both seek to strengthen alliances.
Eroding the one-China principle in such tense times is dangerous and could too easily backfire.
The US president’s visit to Asia holds symbolic importance, but it is unclear what tangible benefits will emerge. Details on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework are in short supply, and the plan seems to offer little that Asia’s current bilateral and multilateral deals do not.
The latest Western attempt to counter Chinese geoeconomic strategy is nebulous to the point of meaninglessness and has little hope of success. Until the US and its allies accept China as an equal, any attempts at ‘engagement’ will only come through a lens of conflict.
US president will have countering growing Chinese influence in the region squarely in his sights when he begins his four-day trip to Seoul and Tokyo.
Rising China sure to be on agenda as US President Joe Biden visits South Korea and Japan when Beijing is being portrayed in Washington and Europe as a growing threat/
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