Why Biden doesn’t soften the tough stance on China?

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.

Xiaodong Fang
4 min readMar 6, 2021
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Of course, climate change is one of the most important parts of President Biden’s priorities and he’ll need some help from China’s Xi Jinping. But Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken have reaffirmed many of the Trump administration’s most significant steps targeting China, including a determination that its crackdown on Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in western Xinjiang region constitutes a “genocide” and a flat-out rejection of nearly all of China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea.

Why the anti-China rhetoric hasn’t eased as the 2020 elections are over? What factors have worked to extend the tensions between US and China?

1. Public Opinion

What coincidence with the plummeting U.S.-China ties is the declining American public opinion of China, which has fallen to the lowest point in decades.

“American attitudes toward China have soured significantly in the past three years, with 70% of those surveyed for a report published on Thursday saying Washington should stand up to…



Xiaodong Fang

Political Scientist studied and worked at #Georgetown #IowaState #JamesMadison | Observing #Elections and #China