Chinese staff adjust US and Chinese flags before the opening session of trade negotiations between US and Chinese trade representatives at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on February 14, 2019. Photo: Reuters Chinese staff adjust US and Chinese flags before the opening session of trade negotiations between US and Chinese trade representatives at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on February 14, 2019. Photo: Reuters
Chinese staff adjust US and Chinese flags before the opening session of trade negotiations between US and Chinese trade representatives at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on February 14, 2019. Photo: Reuters
Matt Strabone
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Matt Strabone

US under Joe Biden must capitalise on, not thwart, China’s successes

  • China’s policy wins do not have to mean US policy failures. Assuming China’s success in its geopolitical endeavours, such as the Belt and Road Initiative, and working backwards to maximise the US’ ability to capitalise on those outcomes would be using China’s momentum against it.

Chinese staff adjust US and Chinese flags before the opening session of trade negotiations between US and Chinese trade representatives at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on February 14, 2019. Photo: Reuters Chinese staff adjust US and Chinese flags before the opening session of trade negotiations between US and Chinese trade representatives at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on February 14, 2019. Photo: Reuters
Chinese staff adjust US and Chinese flags before the opening session of trade negotiations between US and Chinese trade representatives at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on February 14, 2019. Photo: Reuters
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Matt Strabone

Matt Strabone

Matt Strabone is general counsel at RepresentUs, an American anti-corruption organisation. He has been a partner of the Truman National Security Project and a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.