On December 16, Robert Manning was quoted in Newsweek discussing the Hunter Biden probe and US-China relations.

“More revelations about Hunter, if there are any, could be bad for both Biden and China. ‘My sense is that China is looking to put a floor under, to stabilize, a U.S.-China relationship in free fall,’ Robert Manning, a resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, told Newsweek.

‘Beijing will likely ignore or downplay the Hunter Biden issue. To the extent that it makes it more difficult for Biden and Xi to try to define a new normal, defining the terms of competition, China will try to maneuver around it.'”

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