Biden can’t assume Europe is fully on board with US’ China policy
- While there is common history, values and interests across the Atlantic, Europe is diverse and will not blindly follow America’s lead
- Europeans merely want to trade and invest and are not bothered that much by China’s eventual rise to dominance
Wolfgang Röhr is Senior Research Fellow at the German Studies Centre, Tongji University, Shanghai. He holds a PhD in law from Hamburg University. From 1978 to 2014, he was a member of the German Foreign Service, serving inter alia in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, New York, Geneva, Tel Aviv and Lisbon.