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Biden's Asia policy

Biden's Indo-Pacific team largest in National Security Council

Adviser Jake Sullivan to lead 'all-government' approach on China

President Joe Biden talks on the phone in the Oval Office of the White House. (Photo courtesy of the White House)

NEW YORK -- The largest contingent of U.S. President Joe Biden's national security team will be the Indo-Pacific directorate, one filled with experts who have advocated a tough stance on China, Nikkei has learned.

Led by Indo-Pacific Coordinator Kurt Campbell, the division at the National Security Council will combine the directorate for Asian affairs -- which traditionally covers China, Japan, the Koreas, Southeast Asia and Australia -- and the South Asia directorate which oversees India.

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