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Douglas H. Paal
Opinion

Opinion

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

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Douglas H. Paal

Douglas H. Paal

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).