- America’s China policy: Europe moves to center stage
- Jack Ma: China scares corporate leaders
- Baidu and Geely: alliance for autonomous driving
- Huawei: fighting 5G exclusion with lawsuits
- Covid: Shijiazhuang and Xingtai metropolises on lockdown
- Jeffrey D. Sachs: China as a partner for future problems
- Heads: Benny Tai
With one week to go until the inauguration, Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States of America. The expectations of him couldn’t be higher – in terms of domestic policy, but just as much in terms of his foreign policy. Biden’s predecessor in office seriously damaged the transatlantic relationship and provoked China until his final hours. The China.Table team has been asking around in Washington, Beijing, Brussels and Berlin these days and analyses the expectations of the new US president’s China policy. In today’s Opinion, Jeffrey D. Sachs warns against a continuation of Trump’s policy of disengagement. Despite all the conflicts, the US economist says China is needed to overcome international crises.
Where is Jack Ma? For weeks there has been nothing but conjecture about the fate of the Chinese flagship tech pioneer. Marcel Grzanna has picked up his trail and explores the question of what conclusions other successful Chinese entrepreneurs can draw from Ma’s fate. Beijing’s harshness could become a brake on innovation and thus on growth .
Finn Mayer-Kuckuk to reports on the consequences of the alliance between Baidu and Geely, two heavyweights of the Chinese technology scene, for the future of autonomous driving – not only in China but also in Germany.
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Biden’s China policy: Europe moves to center stage
US-China policy: a years-long trade war and accusations that China is to blame for the Covid pandemic – US relations with the People’s Republic have not been as bad as under Donald Trump for more than four decades. And although Trump’s administration has only a few days left, it’s stepping it up a notch. At the weekend, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lifted the restrictions on official contacts with Taiwan that had previously applied. An affront. After all, the CP China demands that the rest of the world does not officially recognize Taiwan as an independent country. The US is now opposing that with this move.
The “complex internal restrictions” on diplomats dealing with Taipei, among others, had been an “attempt to appease the communist regime in Beijing,” the also-outgoing US secretary of state said. “That’s over.” There will be no more deference to Beijing, he added. The move comes ahead of a visit to Taiwan by US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft, scheduled for next weekend.
Now all those involved could relax and ignore this provocation. After all, what can you expect from a government that will be stepping down in a few days anyway? But it’s not that simple. Even with the new administration under Joe Biden little will change in the conflicts between Washington and Beijing.
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