Biden’s Asia trip shifts focus to China

President Biden will embark on his first trip as chief executive to Asia this week, an opportunity to focus more on the challenge posed by China since his administration has been consumed for months by Russia’s war in Ukraine.


Biden entered office expecting to focus on China as his foremost foreign policy challenge.


But that focus has been challenged by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which experts say virtually guarantees the U.S. will need to devote more resources in the short and medium term to bolster European security in addition to strengthening its Asian allies while confronting Beijing.