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Douglas H. Paal
Opinion

Opinion

Douglas H. Paal

US-China relations: Beijing is wise to ease tensions as Donald Trump seeks an election boost

  • Despite months of effort, the US president has failed to get voters more focused on China’s culpability than on his administration’s mishandling of the pandemic
  • Beijing is not out of the woods yet, though, as Trump’s China hawks could see the next three months as their last chance to leave a legacy of severed ties

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Douglas H. Paal

Douglas H. Paal

Douglas H. Paal is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He previously served as vice-chairman of JPMorgan Chase International (2006–2008) and was an unofficial US representative to Taiwan as director of the American Institute in Taiwan (2002–2006).