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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Visit by envoy John Kerry offers chance for the world’s two biggest carbon-emitters to steer their relations back towards cooperation.
Other countries are watching as the United States aims to tax and spend in the wake of the crippling pandemic, and corporations that have ridden the gravy train for so long are facing payback time.
While the Trump administration had no problem ‘haggling over the price of chickens’ with Beijing, Biden’s team seems focused on the re-establishment of a broader US negotiating position.
The mainstream liberal press thinks it’s a newfound political virtue for Joe Biden’s disappearing act but his performance at his first presidential press conference last week should give people pause
SCMP ColumnistAlex Lo
While acrimony and accusations dominated the media coverage, Beijing and Washington were able to lay down markers and understand each other’s bottom lines.
SCMP ColumnistWang Xiangwei
US President Joe Biden wants to stop China from being the world’s ‘leading, wealthiest, most powerful’ country. He needn’t bother.
SCMP ColumnistAlex Lo
The United States and China are at loggerheads over a host of issues and their respective governments are doing all they can to build alliances with like-minded partners.
Both sides should focus on the economic and trade issues that have long anchored the US-China relationship. That doesn’t mean dismissing other tough issues, but re-establishing common ground and trust before expanding the agenda.
Disputes between China and Western nations over alleged human rights abuses in the restive region can be resolved only if both sides recognise the other’s concerns.
Beijing’s foreign policy chiefs came out swinging at the Alaska talks, reflecting China’s demands to be respected as an equal power.
Attacks against Asian-Americans only the latest example of how partisanship at the highest levels of government can quickly spiral out of control
Once the posturing and rhetoric subsided, both sides rightly realised that the way forward for now lies in finding common ground and exploring the possibility of working together on issues of shared interest
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