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Biden launches ‘China House’ to counter Beijing’s growing clout

2022-12-17 08:53:38       source:Politico

December 16, 2022

The Biden administration on Friday launched “China House,” the centerpiece of its effort to strengthen its diplomatic heft in its global rivalry with Beijing.

The State Department-based unit is designed to eliminate silos among sometimes redundant government bodies, giving U.S. officials from within State and beyond a central clearinghouse to share information and shape policy on China, State officials told POLITICO in an exclusive preview.

The establishment of China House reflects the sense inside President Joe Biden’s team that the existing U.S. bureaucracy isn’t nimble enough to combat the multitude of challenges from communist-led China — ranging from trade to military power.

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