At the Pentagon, Ely Ratner will initially serve as a special adviser to the US defence secretary on China matters. Photo: Centre for a New American Security At the Pentagon, Ely Ratner will initially serve as a special adviser to the US defence secretary on China matters. Photo: Centre for a New American Security
At the Pentagon, Ely Ratner will initially serve as a special adviser to the US defence secretary on China matters. Photo: Centre for a New American Security

politico | Joe Biden taps Asia expert Ely Ratner as top Pentagon adviser on China

  • The move may help reassure China watchers concerned that Lloyd Austin, Biden’s pick for defence chief, does not have enough experience in Indo-Pacific affairs
  • Ratner, a long-time Biden aide, has also worked in the office of Chinese and Mongolian affairs and the State Department

Topic |   US-China relations
At the Pentagon, Ely Ratner will initially serve as a special adviser to the US defence secretary on China matters. Photo: Centre for a New American Security At the Pentagon, Ely Ratner will initially serve as a special adviser to the US defence secretary on China matters. Photo: Centre for a New American Security
At the Pentagon, Ely Ratner will initially serve as a special adviser to the US defence secretary on China matters. Photo: Centre for a New American Security
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