Biden Aims to Out-Tough Trump on China While Invoking His Obama Experience

Former VP touts years of meetings with Chinese leadership as his camp says president has failed to hold Xi Jinping accountable over pandemic

The novel coronavirus has escalated tensions between the U.S. and China in ways that will likely linger after the virus is contained. WSJ’s Gerald F. Seib explains. Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

香蕉视频苹果下载WASHINGTON—Joe Biden says his decades of experience dealing with China make him better suited than President Trump to handle Beijing, though that record is drawing scrutiny over whether he mishandled the emerging U.S. rival.

As a senator and then as vice president, Mr. Biden backed trade deals with Beijing and spent time with several Chinese leaders, especially the current president, Xi Jinping. He asserted U.S. interests, his aides said, pushing back against Chinese expansion in the South China Sea and pressure on economic...