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Biden's Asia policy

China sees more common ground with Biden-led US

Beijing braces for trade and tech tensions to persist but spots an opening on climate

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at the White House on Jan. 22. Many Chinese officials hope the new American leader will be more open to bilateral cooperation.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- As U.S. President Joe Biden kicks off his tenure, China has taken a magnifying glass to his administration in order to gain insight on how bilateral relations might play out over the next four years.

Chinese officials expect Biden to keep up the heat on such issues as trade. But many hope that he will be more open to dialogue and cooperation than predecessor Donald Trump, especially in areas like climate change -- a stance backed by a new report making the rounds within the ranks of the Chinese Communist Party.

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