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Biden's infrastructure agenda pushes Xi in the right direction

U.S.-led initiatives in Asia will help Beijing revamp its global economic strategy

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Joe Biden, second left, hosts a Quad summit at the White House on Sept. 24: the newly-launched Quad infrastructure partnership initiative was pressed ahead to preserve a free and open order in the Indo-Pacific.   © Getty Images

Richard Heydarian is an Asia-based academic, columnist and author of "The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt Against Elite Democracy" and the "The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China and the New Struggle for Global Mastery."

During the inaugural in-person summit of Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad, over the weekend, the U.S., Japan, Australia and India pressed ahead with a number of initiatives to preserve a free and open order in the Indo-Pacific.

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