3. Biden extends Trump's tough line on China

Illustration of a hand drawing a line between the Chinese and U.S. flags

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

By embracing moves made during the last year of the Trump administration, President Biden is persuading reluctant U.S. progressives and even some European leaders that a more muscular China policy is necessary.

Why it matters: "Any concerns that the Biden administration might soften Trump's policies toward China have largely been laid to rest," said Lisa Curtis, who directs the Center for a New America Security's Indo-Pacific Security Program and served on Trump's National Security Council.

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