US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer spoke with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He during an Oval Office meeting with US President Donald Trump in February last year. Photo: Reuters
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer spoke with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He during an Oval Office meeting with US President Donald Trump in February last year. Photo: Reuters

Does Joe Biden’s pick as the next US trade chief need to be a China hand?

  • Some veteran diplomats urge Joe Biden to replace US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer with someone well versed in China policy, calling relationship ‘the big enchilada’
  • But others downplay the importance of direct experience, pointing to the agency’s expertise and wider awareness in Washington of the China challenge

Topic |   US Presidential Election 2020
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer spoke with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He during an Oval Office meeting with US President Donald Trump in February last year. Photo: Reuters
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer spoke with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He during an Oval Office meeting with US President Donald Trump in February last year. Photo: Reuters
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