With the newly installed Biden administration, the People’s Republic of China are enthusiastically touting the status quo ante. Here’s the PRC’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying:
I hope they can meet the Chinese side halfway, uphold the spirit of mutual respect….
Meet us halfway: agree that the South China Sea with its islands and resources are our sovereign territory, and we’ll stop going after the East China Sea. For now.
Oh, and yes, we’ll respect you in the morning.