Xi Jinping shakes hands with Joe Biden in 2013. Photo: AP
Xi Jinping shakes hands with Joe Biden in 2013. Photo: AP
Martin Powers
Opinion

Opinion

Martin Powers

Could Biden’s plan for unity in the US help patch relations with China?

  • Ties between Beijing and Washington frayed under Trump, but Biden’s goals and ideals are in line with some China policies in unexpected ways
  • ‘Lowering the temperature’ with China will not eliminate rivalry, but there is a basis for common cause with deep historical roots as well as contemporary relevance

Xi Jinping shakes hands with Joe Biden in 2013. Photo: AP
Xi Jinping shakes hands with Joe Biden in 2013. Photo: AP
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