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Joe Biden expects imminent ‘thaw’ in China relations

Joe Biden expects to see a 'thaw' in US-China relations after talks shut down due to a 'silly balloon'. Lifting sanctions on Chinese defense minister considered.

  • Joe Biden expects a thaw in US-China relations after a balloon carrying spying equipment led to talks shutting down.
  • The US president's administration is considering lifting sanctions against Chinese defense minister Li Shangfu.
  • The US stands by the 'one China' policy, but will continue to support Taiwan in defending itself.
  • The G7 members issued a communique rebuking Beijing over military and human rights issues.
  • The Quad - US, Japan, Australia, and India - oppose destabilizing or unilateral actions in the Indo-Pacific.
Joe Biden expects imminent ‘thaw’ in China relations
US president optimistic Beijing and Washington will move beyond row over ‘silly balloon’