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Why Biden wants to be more Trump than Obama on China

Beijing should expect more policy continuity from Washington

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken addresses a welcome ceremony at the State Department on Jan. 27: the Biden administration is staffed by many Obama veterans.   © Reuters

Richard McGregor is a senior fellow at the Lowy Institute in Sydney.

In his first days in office, President Joe Biden issued a flurry of executive orders to nullify his predecessor's policies on the World Health Organization, climate change and immigration, to name just a few.

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