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How far will Biden dare to push China?

President must soon decide how much tougher he wants to become

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A screen shows the inauguration of President Joe Biden at a shopping mall in Beijing on Jan. 21: the president's honeymoon with China is coming to an end.   © AP

James Crabtree is executive director of IISS-Asia in Singapore. He is author of "The Billionaire Raj."

U.S. President Joe Biden has thus far done a good job of reassuring those in Asia who feared he might go soft on China. In many respects, his first 100 days have been marked by continuity with his predecessor Donald Trump, rather than change.

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