The Biden administration shouldn’t put Iger — or any other entertainment industry bigwig, for that matter — in charge of diplomatic relations with China. Our media moguls have spent years accommodating Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party. Tapping one of them for this critical post would send the disastrous message that the U.S. government intends to do the same.

Iger undoubtedly knows the shady world of Chinese politics, having overseen the creation, building and opening of Walt Disney’s theme park in Shanghai. He writes fondly of the process in his memoir-cum-leadership book, “The Ride of a Lifetime.” From the “first location-scouting trip to China in 1998” to the ribbon-cutting ceremony with communist officials Wang Yang and Han Zheng, Iger was involved throughout. What he learned from the experience should give pause to those who believe he would serve America’s interests well in China…

Under his watch, the company’s Marvel division recast a Tibetan character from the Doctor Strange movies as a Celtic woman. While the official Disney line was that the original character was stereotypical, writer C. Robert Cargill acknowledged that “if you acknowledge that Tibet is a place and that [a character is] Tibetan, you risk alienating one billion people … and risk the Chinese government going, ‘Hey, you know one of the biggest film-watching countries in the world? We’re not going to show your movie because you decided to get political.’ ”