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Biden’s Sharp-Elbows China Policy Hints at More Trump-Style Pain

  • Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Taiwan have become major flashpoints
  • Beijing sees U.S. moves as trying to halt China’s rise
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WATCH: Wendy Cutler, vice president at the Asia Society Policy Institute, discusses the relationship between the U.S. and China. (Source: Bloomberg)

Six months into his presidency, Joe Biden is revealing a hard-edged China policy that suggests relations between the world’s two biggest economies are only going to get worse.

A spate of U.S. actions in recent days -- including a planned warning to American businesses in Hong Kong, new import controls for the Xinjiang region and talks about a digital trade agreement that would exclude Beijing -- underscore that Biden plans to extend and deepen President Donald Trump’s more confrontational approach.