US Vice President Joe Biden emphasized that he does not intend to “contain” China amid a widening gap between Washington and Beijing on trade, security, and human rights.
US Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer stated that the two countries are anticipated to announce expanded semiconductor collaboration
In a recently published article from Hindustan Times, Biden’s team has already stated that it does not want to slow China’s ascent, even if it puts severe export controls on technology critical to its military development and moves closer to other Asian countries. However, the words, as well as the message’s context, are the strongest warning the administration has provided to Beijing that it does not want to spark a new Cold War.
Biden flew in India on Friday for a G20 summit before heading to Vietnam on Sunday for an official upgrade in the bilateral relationship. While US officials publically stated that the Asia trip was intended to galvanize friends to work together on climate change, development, and a changed global economy, they secretly implied that stronger connections with New Delhi and Hanoi would strengthen America’s regional influence.
Biden is on his third day of his Asian tour, which has included visits in India for the G20 conference and Vietnam to strengthen bilateral ties
In a recently published article from Politico.com, it’s unclear what Beijing knows. Last week, China’s top security agency stated that any future meeting between Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping would be contingent on the United States’ “sincerity” for meaningful conversation. The president expects to see his Chinese colleague face to face later this year in San Francisco, especially since Xi did not attend the G20.
Biden, who is under fire over the G20 communiqué, which reduced wording in favor of Ukraine in order to get Russia’s backing, claimed he discussed Hanoi’s humanitarian abuses with Nguyen. But it was evident that the president was looking at the big picture. Biden will next board Air Force One for a flight to Alaska, where he will commemorate the 9/11 anniversary by visiting an Air Force installation in Anchorage.