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Biden wanted to prioritize China. Sixteen months later, he gets his shot

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The pivot to Asia lives.
Sixteen months after his inauguration, President Joe Biden will finally make his first trip to the region this Thursday with visits to South Korea and Japan. And while the war in Ukraine dominates headlines and the attention of the West, the White House views the week ahead as a critical opportunity to tackle a wildly different but equally complex challenge: China.
Biden will spend a whirlwind few days meeting with two of the United States' staunchest allies in the region, both of whom have pushed for more American involvement in Asia as a bulwark against possible...
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Biden, after months focused on Ukraine, makes first trip to Asia

Biden, after months focused on Ukraine, makes first trip to Asia

1 month ago   |   By The Washington Post

The president and his foreign policy aides have been wrestling with how to help Ukraine. Now, Biden will try to reassure Asian allies that he is still committed to leading a coalition against China.
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