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Why China is rooting for a Trump re-election | US elections 2020

Telegraph, 25 Sep 2020
Donald Trump's relationship with China was troubled long before Coronavirus hit. From trade tariffs to the sanctioning of Chinese officials and the banning of Chinese technology companies like Huawei,  relations between the two super powers have been likened to a new cold war. So you'd assume that China would be looking forward to November 3rd, hoping for a change of office. But is that actually the case? Whilst Donald Trump's initial shock victory in 2016 might have changed Chinese-US relations, there are some that believe it's played to China's advantage and that actually Joe Biden's approach could spell out more problems for China than the incumbent administration.

In this video, we explore the complicated relationship between the two countries, how Joe Biden and Donald Trump's policies and approaches differ and what that all means for China. 

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With thanks to:
Sophia Yan - China Correspondent, The Telegraph
Prof Chris Hughes - London School of Economics
Kathy Frankovic - Polling Consultant, YouGov America
Sir Iain Duncan Smith - Conservative MP

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