Biden win may bring smoother US-China ties: Chinese experts

A sign on a golf cart urging residents to vote by mail seen in Florida on Friday, one day after former US vice-president Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris were nominated as Democratic presidential and vice-presidential candidates, respectively.
A sign on a golf cart urging residents to vote by mail seen in Florida on Friday, one day after former US vice-president Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris were nominated as Democratic presidential and vice-presidential candidates, respectively. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A United States led by former vice-president Joe Biden would be more predictable and smoother for China to deal with, Chinese experts have said, even though they expect a Biden administration to continue taking a tough line on Beijing.

They point out that compared with President Donald Trump, Mr Biden would likely be more rational and return to high-level dialogue with China.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 23, 2020, with the headline 'Biden win may bring smoother US-China ties: Chinese experts'. Print Edition | Subscribe