The U.S.-China Relationship: A Four-Point Strategy to Increase U.S. Competitiveness and Enhance American Leadership



Representative Rick Larsen

With a deep bench of China experts, the Biden administration appears poised to build on the Trump administration’s view of China as a strategic competitor by working with allies and partners, strengthening the U.S. at home and clearly defining areas of cooperation and competition.

In the past, I observed that there are three species of China hawks in Congress: national security hawks, economic hawks and human rights hawks. Under the Trump administration, their interests were aligned. In Congress, this built a consensus view of China as a strategic competitor.


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