Biden foresees 'extreme competition' with China, not 'conflict'

Washington - Biden said that he has not spoken with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping since he became US president.



By AFP

Published: Sun 7 Feb 2021, 8:27 PM

President Joe Biden anticipates the US rivalry with China will take the form of “extreme competition” rather than conflict between the two world powers.

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Biden said in a CBS interview aired Sunday that he has not spoken with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping since he became US president.

“He’s very tough. He doesn’t have — and I don’t mean it as a criticism, just the reality — he doesn’t have a democratic, small D, bone in his body,” Biden said.


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