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Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated the president-elect of the United States Joe biden yesterday, expressing hope for “mutually beneficial cooperation” amid conflicts over trade, technology and security that have plunged Sino-US relations to their lowest level in decades.
Biden is expected to try to resume cooperation with China on North Korea, Climate Change and Coronavirus Following the President’s Confrontational Approach Donald trump, who launched a tariff war and sanctioned Chinese companies.

But analysts expect few major changes in US policy due to widespread frustration with Beijing over trade, human rights and technology theft.

Xi Jinping would prefer Joe Biden to be elected president, US intelligence said.
Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden and expressed hope for “mutually beneficial cooperation.” (AP)

China became one of the last major governments to congratulate Biden two weeks ago.

There was no explanation for the delay, but some commentators suggested that Beijing wanted to avoid straining relations with Trump, who had not yet relented and is in office for another two months until January 20.

In a message to Mr. Biden, Mr. Xi said that “healthy and stable” relations are “the common expectation of the international community,” according to the official Xinhua news agency.

“We hope the two sides will maintain the spirit of non-conflict and non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, focus on cooperation, control differences, and promote a healthy and stable development of Sino-US relations,” said the release. .

He said Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan also sent a message to Kamala Harris to congratulate her on being elected Vice President.

US President Donald Trump talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in 2017.
It was suggested that Beijing wanted to avoid straining relations with Trump, who had yet to give in and is in office for another two months until January 20. (AP / Andy Wong)

The United States and China have one of the most important trade relations in the world, but official ties have been clouded by accusations of espionage, the coronavirus pandemic, Beijing’s crackdown on Hong Kong and disputes over control of the China Sea. Southern.

Trump has blocked access to US technology for Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies Ltd. on security grounds.

It’s trying to limit access to the United States for Chinese social media services, which the White House says could collect too much personal information about Americans.

Trump has increased pressure on Beijing since the election by issuing an order prohibiting Americans from investing in securities issued by companies that US officials say are owned or controlled by the Chinese military.

Some forecasters suggest that the switch from Trump, who rejected multilateral alliances, to Biden could increase pressure on China if Washington forms a coalition with other developed countries to push for policy changes.

China tried to recruit Germany, France, South Korea and other governments as allies against Washington, but all have refused.

They criticized Trump’s trade tactics of surprise tariff hikes, which were also used against allies, but echoed U.S. complaints that China is violating its free trade commitments.

Trump has increased pressure on Beijing since the election by issuing an order prohibiting Americans from investing in securities issued by companies that US officials say are owned or controlled by the Chinese military. (AAP)

Trump shook China’s leaders by raising tariffs on Chinese goods in 2018 over complaints that Beijing steals or pressures companies to deliver technology.

The White House has lobbied its allies to exclude Huawei, China’s first global tech brand, from next-generation telecommunications networks on security grounds.

On Tuesday, the British government proposed a law that would tighten security controls on next-generation networks and exclude companies like Huawei that are considered high-risk.

That would formalize a ban announced in July by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Huawei’s participation in a planned next-generation mobile network.

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Trump is pressuring Chinese-owned video service TikTok to sell its US operation and is trying to stop companies from trading with WeChat, the popular Chinese messaging service.


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