When you are at war, you target the enemy supply lines. A cunning move by the smart Panda targets Joe Biden’s domestic inflation vulnerability.
Beijing can see Joe Biden under internal political attack caused by massive domestic inflation. China also knows Biden is weak strategically, handcuffed by the leftist demand for climate change / energy policy, and Beijing can see the administration trying to deflect from the consequences of their economic and energy policy.
After the U.S-China summit, used by cunning panda to size up the potential for backlash, anything China can do to further gain dominant position is now just a matter of easy chess moves on the board of dependency.link