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Something Strange Is Happening at the Commerce Department — and across the Biden Administration

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24.09.2021

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo told the Wall Street Journal that she sees one of her responsibilities as promoting U.S. business engagement with China. “I actually think robust commercial engagement will help to mitigate any potential tensions,” she said in an interview published this morning.

That’s troubling for a number of reasons.

First, the Biden administration seems to be accommodating Beijing on a number of fronts. Raimondo’s comments on boosting U.S. business engagement with Chinese firms come as the Biden administration reportedly nears a deal with Huawei to drop U.S. charges against the company’s CFO, whose extradition from Canada the Trump administration sought over sanctions-evasion charges.

In a few short years, Commerce has become key to executing U.S. efforts to combat Chinese technological threats. This is mainly because Raimondo presides over an........

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