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Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to hold a summit with U.S. counterpart Joe Biden before the July 1 centennial of China's Communist Party, but a swift diplomatic campaign by the new American administration has pushed Beijing onto the back foot. (Source photos by Reuters and Getty Images) 
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Analysis: China's push for early Xi trip to US loses steam

Biden team's tough tone leaves Beijing hesitant on strategy

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff writer and editorial writer at Nikkei. He 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.

TOKYO -- Beijing initially could not decide on how to digest the combative exchange between U.S. and Chinese diplomats that took place in Alaska last week.

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