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Biden sets tone for US-Sino ties, wants coalition to confront China

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Setting the tone for US-China relations under his presidency, US President-elect Joe Biden said Washington needs to build a coalition of “like-minded” nations to confront China. 

“As we compete with China and hold China's government accountable for its abuses on trade, technology, human rights, and other fronts, our position will be much stronger when we build coalitions of like-minded partners and allies to make common cause with us in defence of our shared interests and values,” he said. On any issue that matters to the US-China relationship, Biden said, “We are stronger and more effective when we are flanked by nations that

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First Published: Dec 30 2020 | 1:48 AM IST

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