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Biden will be more effective on China, has said he will bring allies for common approach

A lot of people in India, the US and elsewhere have been trying to figure out how the Biden Administration would respond to the China challenge. They have been partly concerned because of some vacillations that were seen during the Obama Administration. President Trump himself, in the beginning, gave mixed signals.Subsequently the Trump Administration clearly defined China as a major global rival, a strategic competitor. Now, when you look at what Biden has said and what people around him have said… they have said the situation today is very different from the situation in 2016, China follows unfair trade practices, China is a major technological rival to the US… So I would believe there will be some nuancing because they will want to show that they are different from the Trump Administration and some have said that Trump was very aggressive on China by the end but Biden would be more effective on China, because Biden has said that he will bring allies and partners to have a common approach towards China. Although the US under Trump had taken a very aggressive approach towards China, the Europeans didn’t follow it because he had decried alliances. But if the US wants an effective policy on China, it needs to bring its allies in Europe and Asia on a common platform to respond to the China challenge.

Biden will be more effective on China, has said he will bring allies for common approach. Former Indian Ambassador to Washington DC Arun Singh, who interacted with many Obama-Biden team members who are now in the Biden-Harris team, discussed key issues with a nationwide audience. The Biden campaign had made it clear that they would not be as harsh on immigration issues as the Trump Administration has been. On the Biden Administration and China. A lot of people in India, the US and elsewhere have been trying to figure out how the Biden Administration would respond to the China challenge. They have been partly concerned because of some vacillations that were seen during the Obama Administration. President Trump himself, in the beginning, gave mixed signals… Subsequently the Trump Administration clearly defined China as a major global rival, a strategic competitor.

Now, when you look at what Biden has said and what people around him have said they have said the situation today is very different from the situation in 2016, China follows unfair trade practices, China is a major technological rival to the US… So I would believe there will be some nuancing because they will want to show that they are different from the Trump Administration and some have said that Trump was very aggressive on China by the end but Biden would be more effective on China, because Biden has said that he will bring allies and partners to have a common approach towards China. Although the US under Trump had taken a very aggressive approach towards China, the Europeans didn’t follow it because he had decried alliances. But if the US wants an effective policy on China, it needs to bring its allies in Europe and Asia on a common platform to respond to the China challenge.

Clearly the Quad made much more progress under the Trump Administration.Quad of course had started earlier, after that it slipped a little because Australia lost interest in the process because of its own relationship with China. But now as all countries, be it Australia, Japan, India, US, are facing similar challenges in many ways from China.If you see the conversations that Biden has had with the Prime Minister of Japan, Prime Minister of Australia, President of South Korea, and the statement that has been put out by the US side, there is a reference to the Indo-Pacific and therefore, it is a recognition that in some areas, they will recognise and build on the positive work that has been done by the Trump Administration.

The US will define its approach towards Pakistan based on how it perceives its own interests being served, and from India’s perspective, we have to see where is the convergence and divergence.Today, the US wants to get out of Afghanistan, and they believe that they need cooperation from Pakistan for a dialogue with the Taliban if some kind of reconciliation can progress between the Taliban and the government in Afghanistan. And because of that, the sharpness of their rhetoric and action related to Pakistan has come down. The only thing they have done is, they have maintained Pakistan in the grey list of their Financial Action Task Force, as a pressure point.

Now the US has traditionally struggled with a policy on Pakistan, whether to incentivise Pakistan or pressure Pakistan. I would believe that a Biden Administration would be clear-eyed about the nature of the Pakistani state, its involvement with terrorist groups. So they will recognise that but they will have a certain need for cooperation from Pakistan in the context of Afghanistan and that will limit the extent of pressure. The Biden campaign had made it clear that they would not be as harsh on immigration issues as the Trump Administration has been. The Biden Administration has signalled that they recognise that the high-skilled immigrant worker, including the high-skilled Indian immigrant worker, contributes to the US remaining in the lead in technology globally.

Dr. Dhillon Randeep


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