John Kerry, then serving as US secretary of state, meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2016. Photo: AFP
John Kerry, then serving as US secretary of state, meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2016. Photo: AFP

Joe Biden cabinet: John Kerry as climate tsar ‘may cool US-China tensions’

  • Kerry and Chinese counterparts cooperated on climate change when he was secretary of state in the Obama administration
  • But restoring international ties severed under Donald Trump may prove difficult or create fresh power struggles with Beijing

John Kerry, then serving as US secretary of state, meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2016. Photo: AFP
John Kerry, then serving as US secretary of state, meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2016. Photo: AFP
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