U.S.-China relations sharply deteriorated in 2020, after three years of steadily declining under the Donald J. Trump administration.
The tariffs have hurt the U.S. economy, but they have also given the United States economic leverage.
Rejoining international institutions and agreements, partnering with European allies, strengthening the United States, and reconstructing the U.S.-China diplomatic framework are likely all on Biden’s agenda.
The Chinese public’s views toward the United States in May 2020 were significantly more negative than they were a year earlier.
Third, their assessment that the United States is a declining and hostile power emboldens them to press harder and further.