Washington: US President-elect Joe Biden has said that he wants to make sure that China plays by the rules and announced that his administration will rejoin the World Health Organisation.Biden was responding to a question on Thursday about his remarks during the presidential debates that he wanted to punish China over the way Beijing has been behaving.
“It’s not so much about punishing China, it’s about making sure China understands they’ve got to play by the rules.
It’s a simple proposition,” Biden said during a meeting with a bipartisan group of governors in his hometown in Wilmington, Delaware.He said that is one of the reasons why his administration is going to rejoin the World Health Organisation.
“We’re going to rejoin on day one as well and it needs reform, acknowledge, and rejoin the Paris Climate Accord.
China has been building military bases on artificial islands in the region also claimed by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.