US-China relations not doomed for a ‘dead end’ under Biden presidency, says prominent Chinese academic

US-China relations not doomed for a ‘dead end’ under Biden presidency, says prominent Chinese academic

Relations between China and the United States are not doomed for a “dead end”, despite escalating hostilities between the world’s two largest economies, a prominent Chinese academic has said.

“I don’t believe that all of the United States is on the same page in opposing China,” Yao Yang, the dean of Peking University’s National School of Development, said at a seminar in Beijing on Tuesday.

“Things may change if [Joe] Biden wins the election and we should be prepared for a Biden presidency.”The Chinese government has been careful not to show any preference for US President Donald Trump or Democratic challenger Biden ahead of the November 3 election, even though China has emerged as a key campaign issue.