Katherine Tai speaks after her nomination as the next US Trade Representative at the Queen Theatre on December 11 in Delaware. It may be early summer before she is confirmed but several trade-related issues cannot easily be kicked down the road. Photo: Getty Images/AFP Katherine Tai speaks after her nomination as the next US Trade Representative at the Queen Theatre on December 11 in Delaware. It may be early summer before she is confirmed but several trade-related issues cannot easily be kicked down the road. Photo: Getty Images/AFP
Katherine Tai speaks after her nomination as the next US Trade Representative at the Queen Theatre on December 11 in Delaware. It may be early summer before she is confirmed but several trade-related issues cannot easily be kicked down the road. Photo: Getty Images/AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

US-China relations: Biden must act on his window of opportunity on trade

  • If Biden really wants to deal with ‘serious competitor’ China, multilateral commitments are essential, particularly before his powers to fast-track trade deals end in July
  • China also has a chance to show willingness to cooperate on Covid-19, climate action and the global recession, which could warm ties with the US

Katherine Tai speaks after her nomination as the next US Trade Representative at the Queen Theatre on December 11 in Delaware. It may be early summer before she is confirmed but several trade-related issues cannot easily be kicked down the road. Photo: Getty Images/AFP Katherine Tai speaks after her nomination as the next US Trade Representative at the Queen Theatre on December 11 in Delaware. It may be early summer before she is confirmed but several trade-related issues cannot easily be kicked down the road. Photo: Getty Images/AFP
Katherine Tai speaks after her nomination as the next US Trade Representative at the Queen Theatre on December 11 in Delaware. It may be early summer before she is confirmed but several trade-related issues cannot easily be kicked down the road. Photo: Getty Images/AFP
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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.