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Biden confronted China in call to Xi – and that’s good for Australia – Sydney Morning Herald

For all Donald Trump’s bloated rhetoric on China, Joe Biden’s call with Xi Jinping showed the tough topics are non-negotiable.

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But in his phone call with the Chinese President this week, Biden criticised Beijing for its coercive and unfair economic practices. This has been widely interpreted within the Morrison government as Biden standing up for countries such as Australia that have been hit by trade strikes from Beijing for standing up to its coercive behaviour.
Biden also underscored his fundamental concerns about Chinas crackdown in Hong Kong, human rights abuses in Xinjiang, and increasingly assertive actions in the…

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