With a long and distinguished career in American politics, Bernie Sanders launched his first Presidential campaign in 2016 and continues to be a Democratic frontrunner in his pursuit for the 2020 Democratic nomination. Describing himself as a...
Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Yang offers unique perspectives on the U.S. economy that set him apart from other candidates, but his perspectives on U.S.-China relations ultimately follow the Democratic Party line. While Yang has argued that American...
After an ultimately unsuccessful bid for Ted Cruz’s Texas seat in the Senate, Beto O’Rourke turned his sights on the Presidency and has consistently challenged President Trump’s position on trade. In August, O’Rourke’s campaign posted an article...
Castro began his political career in 2001 when he was elected to the San Antonio, Texas city council. Beginning in 2009, Castro served as the mayor of San Antonio until 2014. From 2014 to 2017, Castro served...
Kamala Harris served as the 27th District Attorney of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011 and the 32nd Attorney General of California from 2011 to 2017. In these positions, Harris’s work rarely touched on issues related to...
Cory Booker was the mayor of Newark, New Jersey. As mayor, he did not have much experience in international affairs. As a senator since 2013, he has more exposure to foreign affairs and issues related to China.   
As a senator, Amy Klobuchar’s experience with China is limited in comparison to candidates such as Joe Biden. Klobuchar represents Minnesota, a state that has been deeply affected by the trade war. During the debate, Klobuchar’s remarks...
Mayor Buttigieg has a resume unlike that of any other major 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, having been a scholar, a soldier, and a mayor. As a college student, Buttigieg attended Harvard University and was a recipient of...
As an academic and senator, Warren has relatively limited experience with China despite her frontrunner status. A search of her record on votesmart.org reveals only two votes on bills that include the word “China,” with both being...
At this point, former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren are the clear frontrunners in the Democratic field. Of the over 20 candidates, Biden has the most substantial China policy record. During Biden’s tenure as...

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