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China calls the emerging Biden administration ‘a new window of hope’

Beijing poured hundreds of millions of dollars into US Ivy League institutions, including a $1 million donation to Columbia University to underwrite an educational program that the State Department has since branded part of China’s “global influence and propaganda apparatus."

President Xi receives Joe Biden in BeijingBeijing, Jan. 4.– Chinese officials believe that President-elect Joe Biden will “restore normalcy” in US-China relations — claiming that “a new window of hope” is opening with the exit of the uncompromising Trump administration.

“China-US relations have come to a new crossroads, and a new window of hope is opening,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in an interview with state-owned broadcaster CGTN.

“We hope that the next US administration will return to a sensible approach, resume dialogue with China, restore normalcy to the bilateral relations, and restart cooperation,” he went on.

The Trump administration took a hardline approach to the Communist nation, engaging in a tariff-driven trade war in 2018 and signing sanctions this year over China’s elimination of Hong Kong autonomy.

President Trump has also been unequivocal in his condemnation of China’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic ...

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