In the wake of Joe Biden’s election as the new U.S. president, a competition between the United States and China to get Korea on its side is expected to intensify ― a demonstration of Seoul’s rising strategic value amid their hegemonic rivalry, diplomatic experts said Thursday.
"There is a general consensus on China’s great threat to the U.S. within the Democratic Party and in that respect, the Biden administration is expected to make efforts to have Korea lean toward the U.S. side in its competition against China," said Shin Beom-chul, a researcher at the Korea Research Institute for National Strategy.
Park Won-gon, a professor of international politics at Handong Global University, echoed Shin’s view. "Biden’s response to the recent signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership（RCEP）means his determination to prevent China from leading the international community and to draw it to the U.S.-set global rules. "
hegemonic：形容詞，支配（霸權）的。例句︰Now a different hegemonic power sought to force its will on the rest of the world.（如今，另一個霸權尋求強加其意志在世界其他國家上。）
rivalry：名詞，競爭、較勁、對抗。例句︰There is fierce rivalry for the job.（爭取這份工作的競爭激烈。）
comprehensive：形容詞，廣泛的、全面的、綜合的、詳盡的。例句︰Is this list comprehensive or are there some names missing?（這份名單是完整的還是有遺漏一些名字？）