Then US vice-president Joe Biden shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, in December 2013. Photo: TNS Then US vice-president Joe Biden shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, in December 2013. Photo: TNS
Then US vice-president Joe Biden shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, in December 2013. Photo: TNS
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

With Trump’s exit, America’s return to reason and multilateralism is finally imminent

  • Biden and his team have provided clear and early notice of their intention to abandon the damaging preference of his predecessor for unilateralism
  • China has been at the heart of recent multilateral deal breakthroughs. For the world, tests of further progress will include climate change, trade and the WTO

Then US vice-president Joe Biden shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, in December 2013. Photo: TNS Then US vice-president Joe Biden shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, in December 2013. Photo: TNS
Then US vice-president Joe Biden shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, in December 2013. Photo: TNS
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.