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Biden set to restore US credibility in Asia

New administration well prepared to meet grave regional challenges

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Joe Biden and Barack Obama gesture at a campaign event in Flint, Michigan, on Oct. 31: the suggestion that Biden's China policy will be a carbon copy of Obama's is analytically unfounded.   © Reuters

Ryan Hass is a fellow and the Michael H. Armacost Chair in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, where he holds a joint appointment to the John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies.

With the prospect of a Democrat returning to the White House now certain, we can expect a growing temptation for Asian security experts to engage in reflexive hand-wringing about an imagined American retreat in the face of a rising China.

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