News analysis

China's response to latest salvo from US not so clear-cut

China is confronted by fears that the Biden White House might not unravel some of the Trump-era policies.PHOTO: REUTERS

CHONGQING - The latest provocation by US State Secretary Mike Pompeo to relax restrictions on its officials' interactions with Taiwan will clearly not go down well in Beijing, but coming up with the right response can prove tricky for Chinese leaders at this juncture.

China is seeking to rebuild crumbled ties with the incoming Biden administration, with Foreign Minister Wang Yi going as far as describing the transition to a new leadership as presenting "a new window of hope".

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