Douglas H. Paal
Why Joe Biden is taking his time with America’s China policy
- The Biden administration is trying to tighten the loose ends of China policy left behind by Trump, while keeping the policy details in the shadows
- It suits the White House to ride a wave of bipartisan hostility towards Beijing, and to try to preserve its congressional majority in the 2022 midterm election
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).