Power Play

Sharper US-China rivalry looms in the United Nations

While Trump reacted to Chinese influence by pulling out of UN organisations such as the WHO, Biden is opting to go toe-to-toe with China instead.

Ms Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US President Joe Biden's pick for UN ambassador, made clear during her confirmation hearing that she would counter China at the UN. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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Power Play is a weekly column that looks at various facets of US-China rivalry and its implications for Asia.

Under President Joe Biden, America is back at the table of international organisations it pulled out from under the Trump administration, and willing to lead again. But it will not be business as usual in the United Nations and its agencies.

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