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Hong Kong Media: Many People in the Biden Camp Contacted China

According to Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post on the 13th, after the US presidential election, China and the United States restarted their stalled behind-the-scenes diplomacy. This semi-official communication channel is usually through former officials, think tanks and business leaders. A Chinese government consultant revealed that semi-official exchanges between China and the United States have been suspended in recent months, but they have now resumed. Professor Wang Xiangsui of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics revealed that several people close to Biden have recently contacted China and discussed with Chinese think tanks how to restart Sino-US relations.

Wang Xiangsui said that the message from the Biden camp is positive. The message sent by the Democrats visiting China is that China and the United States should avoid a Cold War or direct conflict. Both parties must learn how to manage their differences and find ways to coexist. A Chinese government adviser had previously met Kurt Campbell and Jake Sullivan from the Biden camp. He said that in the past few years, some former Democratic Party officials have visited Beijing many times.

Source: China Press, November 16, 2020