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Xi Jinping had to move quickly -- while Angela Merkel still held the presidency of the Council of the EU and before Joe Biden's inauguration -- to drive his wedge between Europe and the U.S. (Source photo by Reuters) 
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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.

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