Joe Biden and Yoshihide Suga to work “together” to counter Chinese influence

Facing China, US President Joe Biden and Japanese head of government Yoshihide Suga held a first summit to show their alliance against Chinese power.

By continuing the momentum of his predecessor, Donald Trump, Democratic President Joe Biden wishes to tighten the grip on China, which he describes as “autocracy”. And it is towards another Asian ally that he headed to counter the economic and strategic enemy number 1 of the United States.

“We are determined to work together to meet the challenges posed by China and on issues such as the East China Sea, the South China Sea, but also North Korea,” said the Democratic President. during a joint press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House.

“Working together” once again mentioned by the American president to “demonstrate that democracies can win the competitions of the 21st century by bringing results for their peoples,” he added. For his part, the head of the Japanese government, Yoshihide Suga, spoke of an alliance founded on “freedom, democracy and human rights”.

This is part of a round of criticism against China, tackled on the level of human rights for the issue of the Muslim Uighurs, on its unbalanced trade balance with the United States, and the technological threat. posed by the installation of 5G by Huawei, a competitor of Apple.

After Japan, the United States has planned to organize another summit, this time with South Korea, by meeting with President Moon Jae-in, in order to show the strong alliance of China’s direct Asian neighbors with Washington.

With Japan, the American president would like to “promote reliable and secure 5G networks”, always in the same idea of ​​putting pressure against the networks installed by Huawei, especially in Europe.