China Primer: U.S.-China Relations [Updated March 3, 2021]   [open pdf - 446KB]

From the Overview: "In its early statements, the Joseph R. Biden Administration has signaled significant continuity with the Donald J. Trump Administration in its characterization of the challenge the People's Republic of China (PRC or China) poses to U.S. interests. President Biden has referred to China as 'our most serious competitor,' stated that China is challenging 'our prosperity, security, and democratic values,' and called on allies and partners to 'prepare together for long-term strategic competition with China.' In written responses to questions from Senators, then Secretary of State-nominee Antony J. Blinken described China as 'engaged in conduct that blunts our technological edge, threatens our alliances and our influence in international organizations, and is designed to make America and its allies more dependent on China, and China less dependent on America and our allies.' Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, at his own confirmation hearing, called China 'the most significant threat going forward.' China is 'already a regional hegemon,' he said, and it seeks to become 'the preeminent power in the world in the not-too-distant future.'"

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CRS In Focus, IF10119
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