Biden’s China ‘pivot’ complicated by Russia’s war in Ukraine

Posted on AllSides March 17th, 2022
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President Joe Biden set out to finally complete the “pivot to Asia,” a long-sought adjustment of U.S. foreign policy to better reflect the rise of America’s most significant military and economic competitor: China.

But Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine has made that vexing move even more complicated. China’s government has vacillated between full embrace and more measured responses as Russian President Vladimir Putin prosecutes his war, making the decisions for Biden far more layered.

Biden and China’s Xi Jinping are scheduled to speak by phone on Friday, a conversation that the White House says will...

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