Biden shifts China policy toward deterrence
Bid to counter Beijing's narrative of U.S. decline
Joe Biden meets virtually with Xi Jinping from the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Nov. 15: Biden has accepted Trump's diagnosis but not the prescription of dealing with China's strategic threat.
Lionel Barber is former editor of the Financial Times. He is author of "The Powerful and the Damned: Private Diaries in Turbulent Times."
Nothing is guaranteed to produce a more visceral reaction among Biden administration officials than China's official narrative that the U.S. is enfeebled and on the path to decline.
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