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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 22: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the more than 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in the Cross Hall of the White House February 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Also on hand for the ceremony were first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff. (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images)

President Joe Biden took office promising to move quickly to restore and repair America’s relations with the rest of the world. Yet one major nation has yet to see any U.S. effort to improve ties, and that’s China. From Iran to Russia, Europe to Latin America, Biden has sought to cool tensions that rose during President Donald Trump’s four years in office. But not with China. Although the Biden administration has halted rhetorical attacks and new sanctions on China that had become commonplace under Trump, it has yet to back down on any of Trump’s actions against Beijing.