Us democratic presidential candidate biden threatened to abandon the “America first” policy, global business risk consulting corporate risk group (Control Risks) in today (November 27) is also put forward views, say the United States usually unilateral priority agenda not in coordination with the Allies, after working in the new President of the United States next year is likely to change. Beijing is concerned about whether Mr Biden, if elected, will forge closer ties with Asian Allies or partners who do not like the idea of an “anti-China coalition” under the new US administration.
CNBC reported that tensions and relations between China and the United States have been rising under the administration of US President Donald Trump, which has actively promoted a US-first agenda. The foreign ministers of Japan, India and Australia made vague statements at a four-nation security dialogue in Tokyo in October, while the U.S. secretary of State strongly criticized The Chinese government, the report said, citing Reuters. That may change under a new American President. Mr. Biden stressed the need for the U.S. to work with other nations, a strategy supported by Antony Blinken, a longtime adviser to his nominee for secretary of state. But Mr Trump has so far refused to recognise Mr Biden’s victory, leaving the final outcome of the US presidential election unclear.
“Japan, India and South Korea are economically important, but Beijing is well aware of Tokyo’s relationship with Washington,” Andrew Gilholm, chief executive of Greater China and North Asia risk at Shanghai Insurance Group, told CNBC’s Squawk Box Asia. While South Korean President Moon Jae-in is eager to strike a balance between China and the United States, China has less expectations of South Korea than the United States and Japan, and holds no illusions. In Southeast Asia, there are also significant differences over China’s position. “I think for China, the concern is that as the Trump administration comes to an end, coordination between the United States and many other countries will influence its China policy, and China will be keen to work with each country concerned to prevent that from happening.”
‘The Chinese authorities have never accepted or used the concept of US-China cooperation,’ Modern Diplomacy wrote in its op-ed today (27 November). ‘The so-called G2 co-governance or confrontation between the TWO countries is not consistent with China’s diplomatic philosophy and policy.’ The official Russian narrative also rejects the notion that the world continues to move in a polarised direction, insisting on a gradual transformation of the unilateral us-centred international system of the 21st century into a multilateral or multi-centred world order. Nevertheless, in the academic circles of China and Russia, there are increasing discussions on the polarization between China and the United States. Especially after the outbreak of coVID-19, the bilateral relations between China and the United States have deteriorated, and polarization has become a focus topic in international political academic and political discussions.
“The new President cannot solve the world’s problems alone,” Blinken was quoted by CNN as saying of Biden’s newly nominated team. “The United States needs to coordinate with other countries, we need them to work together, and we need to strengthen partnerships with them. As in the case of Syria, all those committed to Syria policy must admit that we have failed, not because we wanted to try, but because we could not successfully prevent the massive loss of life and massive displacement. Mr Trump’s policies, which include withdrawing troops and abandoning US Kurdish Allies, have worsened the dire situation in Syria. The way to do that is to work with Allies, mobilize other countries to respond, and use the power of coalitions to create change.”
Biden said on November 24 that the United States would be ready to lead on the global stage again and pledged to work with America’s Allies to turn the page on President Trump’s America First policy. In introducing his foreign policy and national security team, the former VICE-PRESIDENT also hinted that he intended to steer the US away from the unilateralist nationalism pursued by Mr Trump after the inauguration of a new US President on January 20. For nearly four years, Mr. Trump has unnerved many American Allies in Europe and elsewhere by taking a hostile attitude toward NATO and trade relations, abandoning international agreements and maintaining cordial relations with authoritarian leaders. Mr Biden said the team he nominated, including Mr Blinken, would abandon what he called “old thinking and unchanging habits” in dealing with foreign relations. Speaking in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, he said, “This team reflects the fact that America is back, ready to lead the world, not shrink back, sitting down at the table again, ready to confront our adversaries, not reject our Allies, ready to defend our values,”
Us foreign policy under a Biden administration is likely to take a more multilateral approach to repair Washington’s relations with key Allies and to seek new approaches on issues such as climate change. Biden promised to build alliances across the region, including in the Asia-Pacific region. It follows a deterioration in bilateral relations between the US and China, the world’s two largest economies, which has drawn comparisons to the Cold War. In the last year of the Trump administration, the US has frequently lashed out at China, arguing over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, deteriorating freedoms in Hong Kong and territorial issues in the South China Sea. “We’re not going to be as far behind as we have been in the past,” Mr Biden told NBC News. There were a lot of direct discussions and I have to say their outreach was genuine.”