The US president has repeatedly referred to Beijing during the G7 summit, seeking to assert the superiority of the United States.
China is not part of the G7, but came back in a lot of conversations and statements at the last summit, mainly because of Joe Biden. The American president wants to convince his allies that Beijing is the main enemy . His obsession with China can be explained, in addition to economic and political reasons, by the open contestation of American hegemony by this Asian country, which claims that Washington is in decline.
Upon taking office, Secretary of State Antony Blinken called competition with China ” the greatest geopolitical challenge of the 21st century “, adding that this state is the only country in competition with the United States in all countries. fields: diplomatic, military, economic and technological. When Congress votes a budget on science and technology in particular, it is presented as essential to compete with China.
It is also internal politics. Joe Biden and his advisers are convinced that Donald Trump’s election is in part due to the rise of China : its economic power has damaged industrial jobs for the middle and popular classes, thus promoting the rise of Donald Trump.
“Another vision and another approach”
Joe Biden continues the policy of his predecessor, Donald Trump , who was also tough on China, except that he works with Asian and European allies. Example with the vast infrastructure plan to help the poor , driven by the United States, a program competing with the “new silk roads” of China, although it is not presented as such.