He wants $300 billion in new support for US technology firms’ research and development. Biden says the new domestic spending must come before he enters into any new international trade deals.
He pledges tough negotiations with China, the world’s other economic superpower, on trade and intellectual property matters.
China, like the US, is not yet a member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the multilateral trade agreement that Biden advocated for when he was vice president.
Trump vs Biden Policies 2020: Foreign Policy
During his first term, Trump built his foreign policy around the mantra of “America First”.
But in the final lap before Election Day, Trump has been offering himself as an international peacemaker for nudging the Gulf monarchies of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to sign agreements with Israel opening business and diplomatic relations.
Trump says other Arab nations are on the cusp of opening formal relations with Israel.
He also counts as major achievements building more than 200 miles (320 kilometers) of his promised wall along the US-Mexico border, cajoling more NATO members to fulfill their pledge to spend 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense spending and reducing the US military footprint in Afghanistan and other hot spots.