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Biden, Suga and the future of the Indo-Pacific: 3 analysts explain

James Schoff, Wang Yong and Bilahari Kausikan share their takes on the summit

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, left, and U.S. President Joe Biden. (Biden photo by AP)

WASHINGTON/BEIJING/JAKARTA -- Friday's meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and U.S. President Joe Biden brings together two key players in the intense competition for influence in the Indo-Pacific.

Biden's closely watched first face-to-face meeting with another world leader is expected to cover how to address China's maritime assertiveness and threats to economic security, along with the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.

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