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China's own hotheadedness reinforces Quad's strategic importance

Biden aiming to shore up what the body stands for with first trip to the region

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Wang Yi speaks during meeting with Japan's Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi via video link from Beijing on May 18: China has expressed anger at Washington and Tokyo's enhanced security cooperation.   © Xinhua/AP

Richard McGregor is a senior fellow for East Asia at the Lowy Institute.

For members of the Quad, the regional body comprising the U.S., Japan, India and Australia, which will meet in Tokyo on Tuesday, Beijing and its senior leaders are the gift that keeps on giving.

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