Anna Ashton, senior director of government affairs at the US-China Business Council, looks at how the presidential election outcome might affect the bilateral relations between the world’s two biggest economies and businesses. She speaks with Rishaad Salamat and Haslinda Amin on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.”
What is your gut reaction here as to as to what this could mean for the relationship between the two countries now. And does a Biden presidency change the game compared to more over four more years of Donald Trump.
So thank you both for having me. This isn’t an interesting situation because truth be told no matter how the election shakes out I think that we should all braced for a rocky year ahead. This is there is a remarkable amount of agreement between Democrats and Republicans about the need for the U.S. to take a stronger more aggressive mark imperative approach to its relationship with China in the months and years ahead.
And I even think that regardless of who controls Congress and the Senate we’re likely to see a lot of consensus between the parties. There will be nuance nuanced differences between how a Biden administration might approach China issues versus a Trump administration in terms of the overall flavor of a U.S. policy.
I think it will be a lot like it is right now.