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Dear Mr. Soon-To-Be President-Elect…

Former United States Vice President Joe Biden. JIM WATSON / AFP

It’s probably too early to congratulate you since they’re still counting ballots in the last few states that’ll likely put you over the top. But since the odds now seem in your favor, I thought this would be a good time to share a few ideas about your upcoming foreign policy agenda, specifically related to what the Chinese are doing in Africa.

You’re about to get hired for what seems like an impossible job managing an angry and divided America. There’s almost nothing that opposing sides in this country seem to agree on these days, so it’s going to be absolutely critical early on in your new administration that you move quickly to leverage those few areas where red and blue more or less see eye-to-eye. That’s China!

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