Kurt Campbell, an Obama-administration veteran has been elected as White House coordinator for the Indo-Pacific region by the US President-Elect Joe Biden. On Wednesday, a spokeswoman for Biden’s transition said that this will cover the relationship with China. Campbell is considered one of the architects of their “pivot to Asia” strategy who has served as the top U.S. diplomat for Asia under President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The spokesperson referring to the White House National Security Council made a confirmation about the news at the NSC. Kurt has been advising Biden’s campaign and running the Asia Group business strategy consultancy

The spokesperson added that he is also the co-founder of the Center for a New American Security think tank. He supposedly has endorsed some of the tough approaches adopted by the outgoing Trump administration towards China. During that time he praised some of Trump’s unprecedented dealings with North Korea.

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