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Stephen Orlins
Opinion

Opinion

Stephen Orlins

How Joe Biden’s America and China can turn the page on a rocky relationship

  • From visas to tech bans, Biden should undo Trump’s needlessly confrontational damage – on condition that China takes equivalent steps back
  • The deep causes of US-China friction will remain but an easing of tension will give both governments space to re-engage

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Stephen Orlins

Stephen Orlins

Stephen Orlins is president of the National Committee on US-China Relations, and was previously managing director of Carlyle Asia, chairman of the board of Taiwan Broadband Communications, and president of Lehman Brothers Asia. He was a member of the State Department legal team that helped establish diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China, is fluent in Mandarin and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.