The Biden administration’s surprise decision to share sensitive nuclear submarine technology with Australia brought a swift backlash from China on Thursday, and an angry charge of betrayal from France, which said the secretly negotiated deal reminded it of something President Donald Trump would have done, reports The Washington Post. USSC director of foreign policy and defence Ashley Townshend is quoted in the article saying that after years of promising to pivot to Asia, first under President Barack Obama and now Biden, the United States is finally taking a major step in that direction.