What's the point of Biden's Indo-Pacific Economic Framework?

The proposal still has a long way to go before coming into force

President Biden.
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President Biden recently returned from his first presidential trip to Asia, having spent five days in Japan and South Korea meeting with leaders and assuring them the United States still has their back. Among the trip's deliverables was the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, a China-countering proposal that's now taken center stage in the Biden administration's regional strategy. Here's everything you need to know:

What is the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework?

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