Biden says Xi doesn't have a 'democratic bone in his body'
WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden anticipates the US rivalry with China will take the form of "extreme competition" rather than conflict between the two world powers.
Biden said in an excerpt of a CBS interview aired Sunday that he has not spoken with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping since he became US president.
very tough. He doesn't have -- and I don't mean it as a criticism, just
the reality -- he doesn't have a democratic, small D, bone in his
body," Biden said.
"I've said to him all along, that we need not have a conflict. But there's going to be extreme competition," Biden said.
"I'm not going to do it the way (Donald) Trump did. We're going to focus on international rules of the road."
China is considered in Washington as the United States' number one strategic adversary, and the primary challenge on the world stage.