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China is its own worst enemy

High likelihood that hubris will push Beijing toward folly

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Buildings at the Lujiazui Financial Center in Shanghai, pictured on Apr. 15: China's economy will likely surpass that of U.S.'s in dollar terms within a decade.   © VCG/Getty Images

Minxin Pei is professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and a nonresident senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

The presidency of Joe Biden may be just over 100 days old, but at this point, hopes for a U.S.-China thaw are fast vanishing in Washington and Beijing.

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