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    Joe Biden connects to Beijing and New Delhi for the first time; expresses concerns regarding Burma, Hong Kong and Taiwan

    Key Highlights: 

    • Biden has reported that the Pentagon is confronting China
    • Worried about Hong Kong's crackdown in the First Call To Xi: Biden Voices
    • Biden declares sanctions on the military chiefs of Myanmar
    • Chances of better cohesion between the United States and India under Biden
    • PM Modi invites American President Biden, First Lady to India
    • Biden emphasized his ability to protect 'political institutions, norms
    Joe Biden connects to Beijing and New Delhi for the first time; expresses concerns regarding Burma, Hong Kong and Taiwan


    On Saturday President Joe Biden talked with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, squeezing the Chinese President for ill-effects of policies in Hong Kong, as well as his actions against Taiwan, about trade and Beijing crackdowns. The call was Biden's first direct contact with Xi on the occasion of Chinese New Year since he got down to business on January 20, and it only unfolded hours after he asked the U.S. military to investigate their methodology for public safety in China. Lunar New Year in China is known to be perhaps the world's most vibrant festival and is debated throughout the world. The new year in China begins on the main day of the lunar schedule's principal month.

    Biden said the analysis was important "so that we can chart a strong path forward on China-related matters that will require a whole-of-government effort." Speaking during a stop at the Pentagon Biden said. Further, he said "We need to meet the growing challenges posed by China to keep peace and defend our interests in the Indo-Pacific and globally,"

    The new taskforce has been given four months to analyze and suggest US military policy against China, technology, institutional strength and role of force, and partnerships and bilateral security relationships with Beijing. He said that all political parties and congresses, as well as allies and other partnerships would help the Pentagon study. 

    In general, Chinese state television channel CCTV sent a certain atmosphere to the debate, saying Xi understood that the gap between the two sides was significant, and these differences should be watched but welcomed by broad coordination and participation. CCTV said Xi opposed Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Xinjiang's interests and said the concerns were the internal issues of China, which concerned the Chinese power. He warned, "the US should regard China's central advantages and act with alert."

    Biden declares sanctions on the military chiefs of Myanmar:

    The demonstrators in Myanmar demand that the deposed civil government of Ms Suu Kyi regain power. They are now demanding independence for her and the other members of the military's ruling party after banning the latest parliamentary meeting on February 1. In the background of the occupation and declaration of a one-year state of emergency the military cited the government's inability to comply with unsubstantiated allegations of systematic voting fraud. The generals keep the acts legitimate and quote a clause of the constitution that helps the military to take over in an emergency.

    The faction of Ms. Suu Kyi said it was a coup. The government of Biden was also swift to formally decide if the takeover was a coup and set the scene for the announcement on Wednesday.

    Since the military aggressively violated the demonstration, the U.S. first imposed sanctions in 1998. In the next decades, these were tightened due to the abuses of human rights by the ruling military government in Washington.

    Chances of better cohesion between the United States and India:

    Personal discrimination definitely affects every country's foreign policy. The interests of the ruler reflect on the relationship. People are keen to see how cordial the personal approach of Joe Biden to India would be. But, rather than Trump, Biden knows India well. He still supported a closer and deeper friendship with India. He had played an important part in improving India's American relations as the Senate President for International Relations and vice-president. He had shared his views on India's US affairs three years before he became the Vice President in 2006. India was appointed US security partner during the Obama-Biden regime. In 2008, Biden collaborated with the Republicans and Democrats to support the nuclear pact, while Obama declined to approve the American nuclear agreement.

    The Democrats including Obama have consistently emphasized the importance of Indian diversity and shared recognition among the various communities. Joe Biden also had the same view on India, serving with Obama as the vice president. While various US presidents such as Bill Clinton, George Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump have had different personal views on India over the last 20 years, they have overwhelmingly voted in favor of a close alliance with India. They marked the relationship with their personalities. Joe Biden is way ahead of them, and his age wise and wise knowledge would undoubtedly have an effect on his own attitude towards India and his country to some degree. Like every other world leader, Biden realizes that avoiding such a strong nation like India is not going to be a positive idea.


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