China Focus: Biden could improve U.S.-China relations by ditching the “China Initiative” but…

In my latest editorial for China Focus, I examine why President Biden could — but will not — abandon the “China Initiative” that has harmed U.S.-Chinese relations.

Biden will be strategic, and those of us who want to see the “China Initiative” go away should expect the administration to abandon current cases against Chinese scholars while not pursuing any new indictments (unless there is substantial evidence to make an arrest).

Letting a bad policy die a slow death is not the same as ending it. But right now this appears to be the president’s only option.

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