#US China ties

China has said it has no room for compromise on internal matters ahead of a diplomatic meeting with the US in Alaska. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • US President Joe Biden had proposed to “build a united front of US allies to confront China's abusive behaviours and human rights violations"
  • Biden has upgraded the Quad from the Foreign Ministers to the Leaders level and held its virtual meeting on March 12
  • China is despatching diplomat Yang Jiechi with Foreign Minister Wang Yi to Anchorage for a “strategic dialogue” with the USA on March 18

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
A bipartisan group of US senators has introduced a legislation on Wednesday that would require President Joe Biden to establish an inter-agency task force to address impacts of China's intimidation strategies. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI - File/)Representative

  • The legislation would require Joe Biden to establish China Censorship Monitor and Action Group
  • The legislation was introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley, who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • The task force would create an annual report, complete congressional briefings

.Beijing, China
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was speaking at a Foreign Minstry forum on US-China relations. (AP/PTI File Photo)

  • China is ready to peacefully co-exist and seek common developement: Chinese Foreign Minister
  • US should reactivate all levels of dialogue that were effectively halted under the Trump administration: Wang Yi
  • The minister said that two sides can cooperate on COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and global economic recovery

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The Quad alliance was formed in 2007 to counter Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific region (Photo Credit: AFP File)

  • The Quad alliance constitutes of US, India, Japan and Australia
  • The alliance conducted a naval excercise in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal in 2020
  • The need for solidifying the alliance has been demonstrated by all four members 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Biden was pressed to talk about his conversation with Xi Jinping at CNN townhall. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Joe Biden spoke about his conversation with Xi Jinping
  • He said that China would have to bear the repercussions for its abuse of human rights
  • He said that if China wants to be a world leader, it will want to keep a check over its actions

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping phone call on Thursday lasted two hours. (Photo Credit: AFP/File)

  • It was the first call between the leaders after Biden assumed office on January 20
  • During the call, Biden challenged Xi on human rights, trade and regional muscle-flexing
  • Ties between Beijing and the US have been strained ever since Xi came to power

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Biden administration has acknowledged that China is its biggest competitor. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • A number of nominees to Joe Biden’s administration have agreed with outgoing President Donald Trump’s tough stance against China
  • President Xi Jingping’s response to Biden’s proposal of establishing a “united front of allies and partners” has been pre-emptorily aggressive and defiant
  • Xi’s confidence stems from China’s strong economic performance in 2020, as it achieved 2.3% GDP growth

Joe Biden also has pledged to defend American workers and manufacturing, raising the slogan 'Build Back Better'.(Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • The incoming administration shared a common ground with outgoing President Donald Trump related to trade policies
  • Joe Biden's team planned to promote investments to make American firms more competitive against Beijing
  • Janet Yellen vowed to be watchful of the implications of China's theft of 'trade secrets' 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
A declassified US government document was recently declassified in part by US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@robertcobrian)

  • The strong Chinese reaction came after a declassified US government document advocated a strong India
  • The White House document said its objective is to prevent China's industrial policies and unfair trading practices
  • China claims almost all of the South China Sea as its sovereign territory

.New York, NY, USA
US President Donald Trump has portrayed China as the greatest threat to the United States. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Other index providers including MSCI Inc, S&P Dow Jones Indices and Nasdaq have deleted various Chinese firms from their listings
  • In November, President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning Americans from investing in Chinese companies 
  • The order listed 31 companies it said China was using for the "increasing exploitation" of US investment capital