Power Play

An iron fist in a velvet glove - the next chapter in Sino-US ties

As China sizes up the Biden team, both parties signal how they hope to shape bilateral relations

Analysts are unsure about Mr Biden's choice for trade representative, Democrat trade lawyer Katherine Tai. PHOTO: AFP
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Power Play is a weekly column that looks at various facets of US-China rivalry and its implications for Asia.

BEIJING - A year ago today, China and the United States were on the cusp of inking the phase one trade deal, putting a halt to what was then an escalating tariff war.

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