US presidential election 2020: What's behind Trump's 'Beijing Biden' taunt?

This year's political conventions highlight how diametrically opposed the Democratic and Republican parties are from each other on the most critical issues facing the United States.
This year's political conventions highlight how diametrically opposed the Democratic and Republican parties are from each other on the most critical issues facing the United States.PHOTOS: AFP

Is it to lure Biden into a ‘China hawk trap’? Or is there really not much difference between the two candidates on China?

The campaign to re-elect President Donald Trump is casting former vice-president Joe Biden as weak on China, tarring him with, among other nicknames, "Beijing Biden".

"China would own our country if Joe Biden got elected," Mr Trump said at a glittering event at the White House last Thursday night to formally accept the nomination of the Republican Party.

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