With Joe Biden starting his term as president, China’s internet has lost one of its hottest topics: Donald Trump. 

Popular commentators have spent much of the past four years tracking the China-US tech rivalry, debating the impact of US policies, and speculating about China’s potential responses. Now, as a new administration takes office, these commentators are asking whether anything will change.

While Biden has marked his first days in office by reversing many of Trump’s policies, he may well retain some of the Republican administration’s measures targeting China’s tech sector, which since 2017 have ranged from export controls to stock market delistings and social media app bans. After all, many of the country’s China policies have seen bipartisan support. 

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Shaun Ee

Shaun Ee is a Yenching Scholar at Peking University and nonresident fellow with the Atlantic Council, working at the intersection of geopolitics, tech, and national security. Before moving back to Asia,...