but clearly (un)American interests were happy to take Chinese money and influence, Biden et al.; That's on our politicians not backing their voting constituents, not on China.
I'm also not so sure about this talking point that comes up repeatedly: "China is happy with a Biden presidency or wants a Biden presidency". While it might be true that (economically speaking) China would be better off with Biden and Co. in some sense (at least on the surface, but I'm not even sure about that), geopolitically speaking I would say it would be rather foolish of the Chinese to believe this and there are reasons to believe that they don't believe it. Russia and China continue trying to build a "separate system" in which international law is respected; a multipolar world. That seems to be something the empire doesn't want to happen among other things. Biden and Co. stand for the PTB establishment and their agendas.