The American voter fired Donald Trump on November 3. Come January 20, 2021, shortly after noon, America will have a new president and its first female vice-president, Kamala Harris.
As much as one might hope that this development would usher in efforts by both Beijing and Washington to improve bilateral ties, this is unlikely for two reasons. One is that the post-election political and economic conditions in America are unlikely to be hospitable to such moves.
The other reason is that China’s…