China House is another taxpayer-funded initiative designed to antagonize Beijing, instead of working on reconciliation for the common good
Bradley Blankenship is an American journalist, columnist and political commentator. He has a syndicated column at CGTN and is a freelance reporter for international news agencies including Xinhua News Agency.
The US State Department announced on December 16 the launch of a so-called ‘China House’ unit, an internal reorganization designed to help sharpen policymaking against Beijing, Washington’s primary geopolitical rival.
This unit, officially known as the Office of China Coordination, is supposedly going to be the centerpiece of the administration of President Joe Biden’s policy toward Beijing and will employ up to 60 or 70 people specifically for furthering Washington’s competition vis-a-vis China.
According to an official preview that US officials gave to Politico, the administration wants to streamline what it sees as a bureaucracy that’s currently not fast enough to meet the challenges of the geopolitical rivalry. Inevitably, it shows that the US wants to create a more thorough diplomatic machine to push this rivalry up a new notch instead of focusing on much-needed cooperation as the all-important US-China relationship sours.