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Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President-elect Joe Biden hosted each other on mutual visits as vice presidents, trying to establish a personal relationship early on. Will the efforts bear fruit? (Source photos by AP, Reuters and AFP/Jiji
China up close

Analysis: Biden's old friend Xi is not the man he once was

The two go back nine years, but China's rise has complicated the relationship

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff writer and editorial writer at Nikkei. He has spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as China bureau chief. He is the 2014 recipient of the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist prize for international reporting.

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