The USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) anchored off Manila Bay in 2019. File photo: AP The USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) anchored off Manila Bay in 2019. File photo: AP
The USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) anchored off Manila Bay in 2019. File photo: AP

Joe Biden won’t soften US stance on South China Sea, experts say

  • While his administration will be more civil than Trump’s, Washington will continue freedom of navigation operations in the disputed waterway, analysts say
  • Biden has over the years become increasingly critical of Beijing, calling President Xi Jinping a ‘thug’ and attacking China’s actions in Hong Kong and Xinjiang

Topic |   US Presidential Election 2020
The USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) anchored off Manila Bay in 2019. File photo: AP The USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) anchored off Manila Bay in 2019. File photo: AP
The USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) anchored off Manila Bay in 2019. File photo: AP
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