When China talks about a “new window of hope” in its relationship with the U.S., one listens with a bit of apprehension. When that “new window of hope” involves the incoming Biden administration, that goes well beyond garden-variety trepidation.
“China-U.S. relations have come to a new crossroads, and a new window of hope is opening,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in an interview published on Jan. 2.
Wang sounded positively ebullient in several interviews with the Chinese media organizations last weekend, a marked difference from the po-faced, controlled anger directed toward President Donald Trump’s administration with near uniformity.
Wang said the Biden administration would “return to a sensible approach, resume dialogue with China, restore normalcy to the bilateral relations and restart cooperation.”