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Biden's Indo-Pacific framework cannot succeed without China

Loosely defined bloc should play a meaningful role by working to decarbonize Asia

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Joe Biden at the launch event of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework in Tokyo on May 23: Formal cooperation with China on green infrastructure under IPEF may be a tall order.   © Reuters

Professor Wang Huiyao is founder and president of the Center for China & Globalization and dean of the Institute of Development Studies at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in China.

On May 23, President Joe Biden unveiled his Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, a long-sought plan to boost U.S. economic engagement in the region. While details are yet to be fleshed out, the plan will be a tough sell, as reflected by reports that it was watered down at the last minute to attract more countries.

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