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Biden seizes on Bolton book to hit Trump's record on China

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Posted at 5:03 PM, Jun 20, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Bolton's claim that President Donald Trump urged China's Xi Jinping to help him win reelection is casting a renewed spotlight on a major front in the 2020 presidential campaign: the battle over who has been softer on Beijing.

China already loomed large in the contest as Trump and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, have traded accusations over corruption, geopolitical pandering and the president's wild shifts in tone toward the Asia superpower during the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden's team hopes the book by Trump's former national security adviser will help reinforce their argument that the administration was slow to react to the pandemic.