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U.S. Isn’t Seeking a ‘Divorce’ From China, Trade Chief Says

  • Katherine Tai speaks with Bloomberg Television from Singapore
  • U.S. seeks a ‘more strategic approach to trade,’ USTR says
Katherine Tai

Katherine Tai

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The U.S. is seeking to realign its commercial ties with China rather than seek a “divorce” between the world’s biggest economies, trade chief Katherine Tai said.

Asked whether U.S.-China tensions could lead to decoupling, Tai said the Biden administration’s policy was focused instead on “realignment in the global economy.” That includes addressing the lack of visibility, accountability and diversity in supply chains that has led to disruptions in recent years, she told Bloomberg Television’s Haslinda Amin in Singapore in an interview on Tuesday.