Photo: US President Biden answers a reporter’s question at the White House on the 25th. /Associated Press
According to Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News Agency, US President Biden’s route to China has been closely watched by the outside world during his first week in office. White House spokesman pousaki said on the 25th that the United States is in fierce competition with China, and Biden will adopt the policy of “strategic patience” to deal with Sino US relations. China’s foreign ministry said on the 26th that it hoped that the new Biden administration would learn from the lessons of trump administration’s wrong policy towards China and push Sino US relations back to the right track of healthy and stable development.
In the first week after taking office, Biden has successively overthrown Trump’s many “political legacies”, including announcing the return of the United States to the Paris Agreement on climate change and suspending the procedure of withdrawing from who. But the Biden administration has yet to act on issues directly related to China.
Science and technology as the focus of future competition between the two countries
Asked about Sino US relations, White House spokesman Jen psaki said at a news conference on Monday, “we are in fierce competition with China. Strategic competition between the United States and China is a hallmark of the 21st century. &”She claimed that China not only competes with the United States for jobs and weakens its scientific and technological advantages, but also threatens the United States’ International Alliance and influence in international organizations, believing that China poses challenges to the security, prosperity and values of the United States. Therefore, we will maintain “strategic patience” to deal with Sino US relations. In the next few weeks, the White House will discuss China policy with both parties in the U.S. Congress, as well as international allies and partners.
In addition, when asked many times whether Huawei would continue to be strictly restricted and three Chinese telecom companies would be required to delist, pusaki pointed out that technology is the central point of future competition between the United States and China. Biden’s new government will do a good job in defense, including making China responsible for “unfair and illegal actions” and ensuring that American technology will not be used to promote China’s military construction;.
In Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on the 26th that in the past few years, the trump government has made mistakes in direction, regarded China as a strategic competitor or even a threat, and accordingly adopted a series of wrong actions to interfere in China’s internal affairs and harm China’s interests, leading to an extremely severe situation in Sino US relations since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Zhao Lijian continued that cooperation between China and the United States benefits both sides, while fighting hurts both sides. China hopes that the new US administration can learn from the lessons of trump administration’s wrong policy towards China, treat China and Sino US relations objectively and rationally, adopt a positive and constructive policy towards China, and push Sino US relations back to the right track of healthy and stable development.
Worried about losing market allies unwilling to cooperate
In addition, Biden continued to call his allies on the 25 day. He agreed with German Chancellor Merkel to strengthen cooperation across the Atlantic, and agreed that cooperation is extremely important for fighting COVID-19, coping with climate change and promoting global economic stability and recovery. Biden said he believed that the cooperative relationship between the United States, NATO and the European Union is the cornerstone of the common security and shared democratic values of all parties. The White House also said the two agreed to work on common foreign policy priorities, including Afghanistan, Iran, China, Russia and the western Balkans.
Biden has repeatedly stressed the need to work with his allies to curb China since he ran for the US president, and plans to hold the so-called “summit of democratic countries” at the beginning of his term of office to form an anti China Alliance. However, the Wall Street Journal pointed out that Trump’s unilateralist policy during his four years in power, coupled with the concerns of many countries about affecting China’s market access, may not be willing to cooperate. Jorge Guajardo, a former Mexican ambassador to China, asked: “what is the reason for asking countries to give up their opportunities in China, the only major growing economy in the world? To form an alliance with the United States? Facts have proved that the United States is not a reliable partner. ”
On the 25th, Biden signed the “buy American” executive order, requiring the government to increase the procurement of products made in the United States, which also aroused the vigilance of allies, worrying that when the United States makes large-scale investment to fight the epidemic, domestic enterprises will be excluded from the huge government procurement market in the United States, especially Canada, which is deeply integrated with the U.S. economy. According to the analysis, the executive order also implies that Biden’s trade policy inherits the core of Trump’s “priority to the United States”. If the standards are applied to the new government’s large-scale spending plans on infrastructure and new energy, it may have an impact on relevant foreign enterprises.