Under Joe Biden, US and China could work together on Covid-19, climate change, analysts say

Under Joe Biden, US and China could work together on Covid-19, climate change, analysts say

China and the United States may seek to cooperate on shared challenges such as the coronavirus pandemic and climate change to improve their turbulent relationship under a new US administration, according to analysts.

But they said there would be no end to the great power rivalry, and the two countries were expected to continue locking horns over issues where their national interests were at stake.

The assessment came after Democrat Joe Biden on Saturday declared victory in the US election, while President Donald Trump has refused to concede defeat and vowed to contest the outcome.

Beijing – which has yet to officially congratulate Biden – now faces a new administration which analysts said could take less drastic action against it than Trump’s, while being more willing to work together.