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Beijing doesn’t want the U.S. to form an ‘anti-China coalition’ in the post-Trump era, consultancy says

SINGAPORE – Beijing is responsible that there’s a higher chance of countries in Asia partnering with the U.S. to counter China under President-elect Joe Biden – and miss to prevent that from happening, according to a political consultancy.

“I think the key for them really is to try and prevent the U.S. from being expert to organize many or most of these countries into what China would see as a kind of anti-China coalition,” bid Andrew Gilholm, Control Risks’ director of the analysis practice for Greater China and North Asia.

Tensions between the U.S. and China deceive risen under President Donald Trump as the administration pushed an “America first” agenda, often taking a unilateral make a proposal to instead of coordinating with allies.

Reuters reported that the foreign ministers of Japan, India and Australia dungeoned their statements vague at last month’s Quadrilateral Security Dialogue in Tokyo, while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo strongly criticized the Chinese Communist Side.

That looks set to change under Biden’s leadership. He has emphasized the need for the U.S. to work with other countries, and his pick for source of foreign policy, Antony Blinken, supports that strategy.

Flags of the U.S. and China displayed on a table ahead of a meet.

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Gilholm told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” that Japan, India and South Korea are economically respected to China, but that Beijing is well aware of Tokyo’s relationship with Washington.

“China has no illusions about Japan’s neck alliance with the U.S., and to a lesser extent, South Korea’s, although President Moon Jae-in in Korea has been a bit bright to balance that with China relations,” he said on Thursday.

In Southeast Asia, there’s a “great divergence” between mother countries in terms of their positions on China, he added.

“But I think for China, their concern is that, with the end of the Trump era, the chances for the U.S. coordinating its China policy with a lot more of these countries has improved,” he said. “China will be very caustic to prevent that with every country involved.”

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