In an interview aired on Sunday, Joe Biden warned that he wanted to avoid a “conflict” between the two major world powers, and that animosity between the United States and China would take the form of “intense competition”.
The US president explained that he had not yet spoken to US President Xi Jinping, but clarified that “there is no reason not to call him.”
“He’s very tough. He doesn’t have it, I’m not criticizing it, it’s reality, he has no ounces of democracy, “said Joe Biden, according to a CBS public summary. In this interview, all of these will be broadcast in the afternoon.
China is unanimously seen as the number one strategic adversary of the United States in Washington and its main challenge on the international stage.
However, the new US president was very vague on the matter in his first foreign policy speech on Thursday. “In the face of the progress of power, especially to counter China’s growing ambitions,” he assured.
He pledged not to mention “China’s economic abuses, how to deal with its” aggressive actions “and the protection of human rights, not to mention” America’s interest “in working with Beijing.
Joe Biden, who has been pressuring CBS to say a little more about his intentions, said he would “focus on international rules”.
“I’m going to handle this like Trump,” he hit. “It simply came to our notice then. As Vice President of Barack Obama between 2009 and 2017, he said, “24-25 hours”, private interviews with him, “he is well aware of having Xi Jinping.”
The confrontation between the two countries saw a new Cold War under the presidency of Donald Trump, despite the ambiguity of the latter, initially displaying his “friendship” for Xi Jinping, focusing his attacks on the trade front, and then lining up behind his foreign secretary Mike Pompey.
The Chinese president warned against a “new Cold War” in late January, which could lead to a “dead end” according to him.