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“Rather than picking fights with our allies and undermining respect for America, Biden will work with our closest allies [to end China’s trade abuses], mobilizing more than half the world’s economy to better deliver for our workers.”

–The Biden presidential campaign, 2020

“If Washington wants to exploit its alliance system to deal with China, it is bound to be restrained by its allies. Many US allies have economic interests with China and they are not willing to confront China in an effort to strengthen alliances with the US.”

– Chinese state-run publication Global Times, November 8, 2020 


(Sources:  “The Biden Plan to Ensure the Future is ‘Made in All of America’ by All of America’s Workers,” “Joe’s Vision,” Joe Biden for President, Official Campaign Website, undated, https://joebiden.com/made-in-america/ and “Drop illusions over China-US relations, but don’t give up efforts:  Global Times editorial, November 8, 2020, https://globaltimes.cn/content/1206128.shtml