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China check-in: Coupling the decoupling and recoupling talks

October 13, 2021 at 5:42 PM
Asked last week whether “decoupling” from China was a Biden administration priority, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said it would not be feasible for the U.S. and China to stop trading with each other and instead suggested the two sides must decide how to “recouple” -- a point Chinese officials have since said is good news. “I have noted that Ambassador Tai mentioned that the US is now seeking to ‘recouple’ with China, which has some positivity in it. The...


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