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‘An explosion is coming': Biden races to unite allies against China

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

The US president is being much tougher than expected on Beijing, but a lack of solidarity will undermine his policy's success It's generally accepted in Washington that once-buoyant hopes for the emergence of a free, democratic China, initially sparked by Richard Nixon's groundbreaking 1972 visit, have sunk without trace. President Xi Jinping 's regime is now described as a “ systemic rival ”, “strategic competitor” or outright “threat”. The EU, Nato, the UK, and regional allies broadly agree: the era of engagement is over. What's lacking is agreement over what comes next. The hole where...
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