The United States appoints veteran diplomat Mark Lambert as head of China policy

Mark Lambert (US State Department)

President Joe Biden’s administration appointed the veteran diplomat on Friday Mark Lambert As for them A senior official in US policy towards ChinaAt a time when relations are tense over issues such as relations with Taiwan, trade and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Lambert would be Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for China and Taiwan He will head the Chinese Coordination Office, informally known as “China House.” This team was established late last year to unify policies on China across regions and issues.

Lambert, an Asia expert who spent two terms at the US Embassy in Beijing, most recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State focusing on Japanese, Korean and Mongolian affairs, and relations with Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Lambert is an expert on Asian affairs who worked for two seasons at the US Embassy in Beijing (Reuters/Dado Rovik/Photo/File Photo)

“He has deep experience working on issues related to the People’s Republic of China, formulating consistent policies with our allies and partners, and protecting the integrity of the international system,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement seen by Reuters. Reuters.

According to a statement from the US State Department’s Office of the Spokesman, the China Coordination Office enables the Department to achieve the Administration’s goal of “investing, aligning, and competing” for the People’s Republic of China and “Advancing our vision of an open and inclusive international order.”

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“It is a key component of the Secretary’s modernization agenda, which focuses on equipping the Department to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of the next decade. “The Secretary and the Department’s leadership are committed to ensuring we have the talent, tools, and resources necessary to successfully implement U.S. policy and strategy toward the People’s Republic of China as The most complex and important geopolitical challenge we face.” Al-Bayan.

He is Lambert’s appointment is unlikely to change the tone of Washington’s policy toward ChinaBut it should inject energy into a process that has been criticized for adding layers of bureaucracy to an already complex decision-making process.

(Information from Reuters)

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