Joe Biden is getting tougher on China. Whether voters think it's tough enough could shape the direction of the 2020 race.
The former vice president, leading early polling for the Democratic presidential nomination, appeared to pivot Wednesday from a dismissive attitude he’d staked out just last month to a more confrontational posture toward the rising superpower.
But some China hawks argue Biden’s hardened stance still reads as accommodating compared to President Trump’s tariff-backed bid to force structural economic changes in China. That creates a contrast for blue-collar voters in Midwestern states that Biden has said he is uniquely positioned to recapture.
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