US elections: What Asia wants (China)

US election: Experts say Beijing ready to 'coexist' with the US, no matter who wins

US President Donald Trump meeting his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in December 2018. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
US President Donald Trump meeting his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in December 2018. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Whoever wins the US presidential election next week, what is certain is that the relationship between Beijing and Washington has irrevocably changed and the hawkish stance towards China is likely to continue, analysts say.

Amid a trade war that never quite reached a detente and spiralling diplomatic relations also lie the conundrums of Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 31, 2020, with the headline 'Beijing ready to coexist: Expert'. Print Edition | Subscribe