The Biden administration inherits some legacies of President Obama. But it is not Obama’s third term


The U.S.-China relations under the Biden Presidency and what are the workarounds

Not so China-friendly as you think

The loud voice of Trump’s anti-China rhetoric couldn’t cover Biden’s tough talks on Beijing. …


Though promising to restore and repair America’s relations with the rest of the world, three factors contributed to President Biden’s tough China policy.

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Rivals and disagreements between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are beyond the COVID relief package.

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On Day one, the Biden administration added three issues into its priorities. What the new White House priorities tell us, and why these changes?

Returning to some Obama-era policies won’t help Biden’s appeal for unity. | Photo by AronPW on Unsplash


Why Biden could mitigate the foreign policy challenges set by Trump

The Trump Presidency has made a profound departure from U.S. leadership in the world. Photo by Christine Roy on Unsplash

“Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made near-daily announcements of major foreign policy actions, many of which appear designed to cement Trump priorities and create roadblocks to new directions charted by the incoming Biden team.” — The Washington Post

Will those last-minute moves box in Biden on foreign policy? The short answer is no because Biden enjoys more presidential powers than Trump on foreign policy. …


How attack ads of Trump’s campaign contributed to political violence

Disproportionate volume

A typical campaign ad can be categorized into one of the three kinds: promotional, contrast and attack.

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How the Trump supporters, the American public, and the international audience are misguided by President Trump

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Wrong message 1: Inciting violence to his supporters

Since the start of his presidential bid in 2015, Trump has unleashed the rhetoric encouraging hate groups and political violence.


What to concern in a vice presidential search?

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The fallacies of VP qualification

Scholars and campaigners often stress that the presidential nominee should opt for someone who can help him/her with electability, whether appealing to a specific voting group, or boosting the chances of winning a key State. In Biden’s case, Sen. Tammy Baldwin…


To continue the US-China trade war or to reengage with China seems to be a tough question for the new administration.

The U.S.-China trade war, started in 2018, has caused economic pain on both sides. | Photo by Aaron Greenwood on Unsplash

“Republicans more negative than Democrats toward China, though unfavorable ratings have climbed among both parties.” — Pew Research Center

As tensions between the U.S. and China are escalating, should the President-elect Joe Biden follow the trend of public opinion and elevate his anti-China rhetoric?

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