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  • congratulations from around the world have poured in for President elect Joe Biden.

  • However, one big player, China, has yet to make an official statement.

  • On Monday morning, the country state back newspapers spoke up, striking an optimistic tone about the future.

  • An editorial in the influential Global Times said a Biden presidency would mean more predictability and that would be quote in the common interests of people from both countries and the international community.

  • Starting with trade, The Global Times is linked to the Communist Party's official newspaper and can at times be a glimpse into the thinking of its leaders.

  • Under President Donald Trump's administration, the U.

  • S launched a bruising tariff war with China.

  • Trump has warned that victory for Joe Biden would mean a win for China and that Beijing would quote own America.

  • But there's little to suggest Beijing will find Biden a soft alternative.

  • He's called Chinese President Xi Jinping a thug and vowed to lead an international campaign to quote, pressure, isolate and punish China.

  • His campaign has also labeled China's actions against Muslims in the country's western Xinjiang region quote genocide, a step further than current policy.

  • Even the Global Times acknowledged that a changing of the guard was unlikely.

  • Thio ease pressure on China when it came to issues like human rights.

  • But in the China Daily, a separate editorial called for reviving trade talks, saying it was one of the last threads linking the two countries and a good start for restoring trust and understanding.

congratulations from around the world have poured in for President elect Joe Biden.

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Chinese state media strikes optimistic tone on Biden victory

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/10
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