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Biden’s China Policy Takes Shape

March 17, 2021

Episode Notes:

The last week has seen a number of developments with important consequences for U.S.-China relations. On March 11, China formally adopted a new five-year plan, indicating the country’s economic and political priorities. On the diplomatic front, India, Japan, Australia and the U.S. came together for a Quadrilateral Security Dialogue Summit while secretary of state Tony Blinken, on his first overseas trip to Asia, warned China against 'coercion and aggression.' On March 15, Politico reported on increasing fears among U.S. officials over a possible Chinese invasion of Taiwan in the coming years.


Joining the Warcast to discuss all of this is Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian. Bethany is the China reporter at Axios and author of the forthcoming book, Beijing Rules: Capitalism, Coronavirus and China’s Quest for Global Influence.


[ 01:22 ] Where do U.S.-China relations stand?

[ 06:33 ] Blinken’s trip to Asia

[ 09:21 ] The FCC designated 5 Chinese companies as security threats. Why is this important?

[ 11:16 ] Both Pompeo and Blinken have described the situation in Xinjiang as a genocide. How do you think the Biden administration will approach this?

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