The first Sino-American summit in Anchorage between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was “freezing”. The same polar winds are blowing on the China-United States relationship in Geneva. Should we be surprised?
The re-engagement of the United States in multilateralism is explained by the refusal of the unilateral path taken by the Trump team, but also by the fear that China will transform the UN system in its favor. With the administration of Joe Biden, the Sino-American rivalry will remain or even intensify. With one difference: the democratic administration will act actively within international organizations instead of deserting them.