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Looking for Clues as to How the New U.S. Government Will Approach China’s Engagement in Africa

Antony J. Blinken, speaks during his confirmation hearing to be Secretary of State before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on January 19, 2021. Alex Edelman / POOL / AFP

The incoming national security and diplomatic leads who will oversee Africa policy for the new Biden administration appear poised to take U.S. foreign policy towards the continent in a much more moderate direction. 

President Joe Biden and his team will assume power on Wednesday, following the inauguration ceremony on Capitol Hill. Inside the Capitol building itself, Secretary of State nominee Anthony Blinken on Tuesday laid out a foreign policy vision that will mark a dramatic break with the outgoing Trump administration’s approach — specifically as it relates to China.

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