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Opinion

Biden doubles-down on Trump's Taiwan policy, but will it last?

China wants US to stop provocations when it comes to Taiwan

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The Biden administration may decide to de-emphasize Taiwan's gains to curry favor with China.   © Reuters

Derek Grossman is a senior defense analyst at the nonprofit, nonpartisan Rand Corporation. He formerly served as an intelligence adviser at the Pentagon.

It is an open secret that Taiwan welcomed the Trump administration's policy to significantly strengthen U.S.-Taiwan relations, and it was jittery about the transition to the Biden administration. Early indications, however, are that the Biden team plans to double-down on Trump's Taiwan policy.

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