Australia-Analysis: Why is Xi Jinping so conspicuous that he has not yet expressed his views on Biden's victory? – Australia Chinatown

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has not congratulated Biden on his election, nor has any official media commented on it.

Joe Biden smiling with his hand on Xi Jinping's shoulder

Chinese President Xi Jinping has yet to comment on Joe Biden’s victory in the US election.

Reuters: David McNew

中国对拜登当选的初步反应积极,但同时透露出不确定的口气。中国官方媒体和评论员对缓和两国对立关系表现look forward to.

中国国家主席习近平还未对拜登当选表示祝贺,也没有任何官方媒体发表任何评论。

But the Chinese state media is already thinking about what might change.

复旦大学美国研究专家信强在中国官方媒体的采访中表示目前中美之间“战略互信摧毁,高层政治互动几乎,没有任何实质合作。”

"With Biden on stage, at least China and the United States can make breakthroughs in the latter two aspects."

The tone of commentary articles in China's strongly regulated media environment is very cautious, and even nationalist writers resist speaking in front of domestic readers.

“分析普遍不看好拜登对华政策大的缓和调整,但我觉得,至少促使未来的拜登政府去除特朗普团队后期对华政策中用来表演的那一部分是可能的,”中国民族主义小报《环球时报》主编胡锡进表示。

"In any case, this will be the most turbulent and uncertain transition period in the United States.

“中国一定要有底线思维,做好各种应变准备,”胡锡进说。他还劝中国避免“刺激”特朗普,不他积压的怒气影响未来的中美关系。

A close up of Trump in front of a White House sign, mouth open mid sentence
"People's Daily" publicly mocked Trump in a Twitter account and then deleted the tweet.
(AP: Evan Vucci)

But some people couldn't help it.

The Twitter account of the People's Daily publicly mocked Trump.

External Link: @MothershipSG China state media People's Daily mocks on Twitter

条后来被删除了的推文中,《人民日报》转发了特朗普号称胜选的推文,并评论“哈哈”,还伴随一个嘲笑的表情符号。

How will President Biden deal with China?

The Chinese government’s cautious attitude towards Biden’s election reflects the lack of discussion of China’s issues during the US election.      

The proportion of foreign policy in the US election process was extremely small. When directly related questions were asked in the debate, Kamala Harris, who was elected vice president of the Biden team, brought the discussion back to the United States. problem.   

Biden hinted in the early elections that he would generally continue Trump's hardline attitude towards China, calling leader Xi Jinping a "thug" and vowing to lead international forces to "press, isolate, and punish China."

But on some issues, such as Trump's tariffs on China, Biden said he would change his strategy.His assistant said he would consult with allies to seek "collective strength."

Trump meets Xi Jinping
Trump's relationship with Xi Jinping during his four-year term is not very good.
(AP: Susan Walsh, File)

"The internal debate in the United States means that Biden will need to consider the views of Trump supporters on trade issues and the views of the Democratic Party on human rights issues," Renmin University scholar Shi Yinhong told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

"If Biden and China enter into trade negotiations, it will likely improve the relationship between the two parties, but the differences on human rights issues will not change and may even worsen."

Some Americans believe that Biden, like former President Obama, may seek cooperation with China in the fight against climate change, but many others believe that China’s identity as a rising competitor will surpass that of a partner.

The relationship between Xi Jinping and Trump's great power opponents will not change

If the past four years have had any educational significance for Chinese leaders, it is that the President of the United States has very little influence in China.

A man looks a screen with Joe Biden pictures while a woman walks by
世界领导人祝贺拜登在美国大选中胜出,高兴地称这是一个巩固全球民主的机会。
(AP: Andy Wong)

The U.S. criticism of China's "anti-terrorism" project to detain ethnic minority Muslims in the western Xinjiang region, and the U.S. criticism of China's political repression in Hong Kong did not have any deterrent effect on Xi Jinping.

Xi Jinping has recently stepped up to call the Xinjiang Muslim detention project the “right” thing.

在香港,虽然面临美国的制裁,习近平仍旧下令要求官员不留余力地清除异议,更多活动和记者的工作受到逮捕和监禁的威胁。

Trump's criticism of China's early handling of the new crown epidemic did not have much impact on Chinese leaders.

中国已经大体在国内抑制住了新冠,并将美国严重的疫情塑造成了对中国极权制度的赞美。

In terms of trade, Trump's effortlessly imposing tariffs did not have much impact on China's economic growth.

The "Phase One Trade Agreement" signed in January did force China to substantially increase its purchases of American agricultural products, but it did harm to Australia and other competing exporting countries.

China's restrictions on foreign companies in its vast domestic market have not changed, which means that the deep grievances of American companies that promote the trade war still exist.

But in terms of broader international policy, the Trump administration’s handling of Huawei prompted some inactive European allies to eliminate Chinese government-funded companies in the construction of 5G networks.

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during an event.
Xi Jinping has yet to congratulate Biden on his victory, and the official media has so far kept a low profile on his election.
(AP: Xinhua)

Other measures taken in retaliation against China’s US technology, such as the ban on the Chinese mobile phone app WeChat and TikTok, the overseas version of TikTok, were undermined by the US courts and received no attention or support from the Democratic Party.

不过,拜登寻求和盟友合作的努力以及对特朗普不重视的世贸组织的长期,可能会让中国的处境更加艰难。

“拜登用80%的理智进行战斗将比特朗普用100%的愚蠢战斗对中国造成更大的损失,”国际政策智库珀斯美亚研究中心(Perth USAsia Centre)的杰弗里·威尔逊(Jeffrey Wilson)表示。

“我的观点是拜登时期的[中美关系]将变得更糟,因为拜登更能够击中他们的痛处,而不仅仅是成为头条或者发发推特。

China’s primary task-persuading the United States to stop selling weapons to Taiwan, so that the Communist Party can invade or control Taiwan politically before 2049-is unlikely to be supported by any camp in the United States.

As Xi Jinping instigated a broader "struggle" against the United States in order to seek the "national rejuvenation" of China as a major country, little change can be brought about by either side of the relationship.

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