The Biden team seems to believe it can achieve a kind of Cool War modus vivendi with Beijing.
◎ The need is even more critical after Biden’s callous and calamitous abandonment of Afghanistan in stark violation of his administration’s professed commitment to human rights and multilateralism.
◎ There are two serious problems with the intended Biden approach toward China.
◎ The world can can build a consensus that Communist China is rapidly approaching, or already has achieved, pariah state status.
◎ Biden’s hopscotching back and forth between Clinton-Bush-Obama engagement policies and Trump pushback have immense national security consequences for America.
◎ The Biden administration is backsliding on the enforcement of Trump’s crackdown on U.S. investment in Chinese technology companies that support the PLA.
◎ On dealing with China and Russia—America’s two greatest existential challengers—the Trump administration has built a more solid foundation than what it inherited.
◎ The Trump administration has been meeting China’s challenge on a number of fronts.
◎ For Kissinger, there was never the right time or opportunity to promote change in China.