China to ask Biden admin to lift Trump-era policies and sanctions

According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, Chinese officials from Beijing are planning to ask U.S. officials during a Thursday face-to-face meeting in Alaska on Thursday to lift Trump-era  policies and sanctions.

Per the Hill “Unidentified sources told the Journal that talks will include restrictions on Chinese companies Huawei and Semiconductor Manufacturing International, curtailed visas for party officials in China, restrictions on Chinese students and journalists and the closure of a Chinese Consulate in Houston.”

The report adds “Chinese officials also reportedly want President Biden to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in April during the virtual global conference that tackles climate change issues.

The meeting on Thursday will be between Secretary of State Antony BlinkenJake Sullivan, Biden’s national security adviser; Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi.”

Biden Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a Japanese broadcasting network during a recent overseas Trump the relationship with China is a very complex one: It has adversarial aspects; it has competitive aspects; it has cooperative aspects. But the common denominator in dealing with each of those is to make sure we’re approaching China from a position of strength, and that strength starts with our alliance, with our solidarity, because it’s really a unique asset that we have and China doesn’t – the alliance, the cooperation among like-minded countries.”

He added “and when we’re working together, when we’re acting together, when we’re making clear our concerns together, that carries a much heavier weight than any one of our countries acting alone,” Blinken said.”