According to U.S. media, Biden will nominate Dai Chi, the chief trade counsel of the House Ways and Means Committee, as the U.S. Trade Representative. She will be the first Chinese to hold the position and the first Chinese face in Biden’s cabinet.
According to Taiwan media reports, Dai Qi’s parents are from Taiwan, China. Born in Connecticut, Dyge, 45 years old, grew up in Washington. She graduated from Yale University and Harvard Law School. After graduation, she became a trade lawyer. After graduation, she worked in the international trade departments of several law firms in Washington.
In 2007, she joined the office of the United States Trade Representative as a consultant and was responsible for handling the United States. China’s trade litigation with China in the WTO. She joined the House Ways and Means Committee in 2014 as a trade counsel and as Chief Trade Counsel in 2017. Dai Qi can speak fluent Chinese.
From 1996 to 1998, she was sent to Guangzhou as a Yale graduate by the Yale Education Program of the American Yale Association and taught English at Sun Yat-sen University for two years.
According to the U.S. Politico, Democrats in both the Senate and the House of Representatives are optimistic that Dege will be the trade representative, and the labor and business communities also support her.
The newspaper quoted some supporters as saying: “Almost everyone likes her and thinks that it is reasonable to let her serve as a trade representative.” They praised her for her important role in the negotiation of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement last year.
It is generally believed in the U.S. media that Biden nominated Daiqi not only because of her rich experience in trade negotiations, but also because of her relatively familiarity with China’s trade issues.
Her experience in charge of trade enforcement with China in the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office will help her deal with trade issues with China in the future.
The nomination means that the U.S. government will work closely with allies to deal with the increasing economic competition from China. Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown told the Wall Street Journal: “Dyge is the best candidate for the U.S. trade representative.
She will prepare the Biden administration to deal with China-related issues. In addition, she also knows how to cooperate with allies to promote the interests of the United States.
Reuters noted that if identified as Biden’s “trade chief,” she will play a key role in helping to rebuild relationships with key allies of the United States, reinvigorate domestic manufacturing, and deal with trade disputes with China.
Regarding what the Biden administration’s economic and trade policy towards China will be, Deqi supporters point out that her relevant experience and expertise will help the United States to maintain trade relations between the two most important global markets while confronting China on intellectual property issues and other issues.
Regarding Dai Qi’s attitude towards China, we can see from her previous words and deeds. For example, she said at an event hosted by the think tank American Progress Research Center in August that China’s challenges will not disappear, but the United States’ response should be more strategic.
She has said that the United States should change the tariff war launched by Trump against China, because tariffs are basically defensive in nature. She believes that the United States needs a better means of attack than tariffs.
She also pointed out that the United States can use subsidies and incentives to help itself get rid of excessive dependence on Chinese goods. She said that the United States and its allies may agree to buy a certain amount of protective equipment from each other rather than China, although it may mean a higher price. If manufacturers know that the domestic market is secure, they have the incentive to produce more products for the country.
Opposing the tariff war is not only Dai Qi’s point of view, but not because they are friendly to China, but because the tariff war has caused heavy losses to the United States.
For example, on December 7, at the video seminar of former US governors to discuss the challenges posed by current U.S.-China relations, the former governors at the meeting all believed that the deteriorating U.S.-China relations and tariff war had caused great losses to their states’ trade, tourism, employment, etc. They all oppose Trump’s tariff war, but at the same time, they call on the U.S. government to formulate smarter strategies to deal with China.
It can be seen that although the Biden administration’s trade policy with China is unclear at present, it may be difficult to change the trend of his alliances to strengthen economic competition with China.
However, the United States should realize that China, which has long been deeply integrated with the world economy and the international system, is not afraid of economic competition and is not afraid to fight bravely in the tide of the world economy.
Because China is firmly implementing the new development concept and actively building a new development pattern with the domestic cycle as the main body and the domestic and international double cycle to promote each other. Under this new development pattern, no one can stop China’s economic development momentum.