The Strategist

China to seek reversal of Trump's anti-China decisions

03/19/2021 - 02:52

Senior US and Chinese officials will meet in Alaska for the first time since Biden was elected. Beijing expects to get the White House to reverse Trump's anti-China decisions, but is not ready to compromise on Hong Kong and Taiwan, The Wall Street Journal has learned.

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Beijing plans to press Washington to reverse former US President Donald Trump's decisions against China, in the first face-to-face meeting between senior officials of the two countries since the election of President Joe Biden, The Wall Street Journal has found out. 

US officials view the Alaska meeting as a way to present US grievances against China's actions. Such actions include restricting freedoms in Hong Kong, naval expansion in the South China Sea, economic pressure on US allies, intellectual property rights violations and cybersecurity intrusions. 

The US plans to find out from Chinese officials how the countries could work together to tackle climate change and global health. Chinese officials intend to call on Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan to lift sanctions and restrictions on Chinese entities and individuals imposed by the Trump administration, sources with knowledge of the plans said. 

The Chinese side plans to propose restoring regular high-level meetings between the two countries and holding a virtual summit between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and President Biden during the global climate change conference on April 22, Earth Day. The White House declined to comment on the prospect of such a meeting.