June 21, 2023

Military bases and Biden quips complicate thaw of U.S.-China ties


Journalists: Jonathan Lemire, Alexander Ward

The question now is if those guardrails are strong enough to withstand the pressures from these latest setbacks.

“U.S. diplomatic efforts toward China are predicated on intense strategic competition. That’s the framing we’re pushing,” said Jacob Stokes, a senior fellow for Indo-Pacific issues at the Center for a New American Security. “Each new revelation that’s consistent with that assessment shouldn’t derail diplomacy.”

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  • Jacob Stokes

    Senior Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Jacob Stokes is a Senior Fellow for the Indo-Pacific Security Program at CNAS, where his work focuses on U.S.-China relations, Chinese foreign and military policy, East Asian ...