Between the lines: The White House rhetoric on China so far is remarkably similar to the Trump administration’s.
In addition to the emphasis on “strategic competition,” Psaki also mentioned “China’s economic abuses,” its influence over international organizations, its forced technology transfers, and “holding China accountable” — all issues Trump administration officials repeatedly highlighted in their public remarks.
Yes, but: One major difference from Trump-era rhetoric is Biden’s strong emphasis on multilateralism. In her remarks on Monday, Psaki answered almost every China question with a reference to America’s “allies and partners.”
Here’s a closer look at some of the actions and statements from the Biden administration so far…