The incoming Biden administration earlier signalled that it doesn’t plan on doing a complete about-face when it comes to US policy on China, and instead plans to confront Beijing if it finds the country culpable of abusive trade practices, intellectual property theft, as well as the issue of alleged human rights violations.
As the European Union hopes for a new chapter in relations with the US, the UK is seeking common ground that might ensure good relations with Washington over the next four years, Politico reported citing a number of British officials. According to the news outlet, a joint front against some of the Chinese policies deemed malign by some western nations might just be that common ground.
Members of the Biden administration have already warned that some aspects of US policy towards China will not depart with President Trump – namely, Washington still plans to confront Beijing on some trade issues. According to the UK officials cited by Politico, London plans to cooperate with the White House on that and other issues, trying to distinguish itself from the EU. The latter seemingly plans to maintain good ties with China and recently struck a new investment agreement with Beijing – to the great displeasure of the incoming US administration, according to its National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.
The UK and US might cooperate in countering Chinese “economic, military, and diplomatic influence”, an…