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
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).