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Jeffrey A. Bader, a prominent expert on China and a key figure in President Barack Obama’s pivot to the Pacific, passed away at the age of 78 on October 22 in Los Angeles. His wife, Rohini Talalla, confirmed that he died at a hospice facility due to complications from pancreatic cancer. Bader was highly regarded for his extensive diplomatic and policymaking experience in China, spanning back to 1977 when he was enlisted to help implement formal relations between the United States and Beijing during Jimmy Carter’s administration. He was known for his pragmatic approach to China, rejecting both overly optimistic and pessimistic views, and advocating for a nuanced and constructive relationship. Bader played a significant role in shaping American policy towards China and was deeply involved in Obama’s pivot to Asia, which he preferred to call a “rebalancing” to emphasize the need for dedicated resources and a comprehensive approach. He was remembered as an effective diplomat and a knowledgeable East Asia expert.

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