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US-China tensions

Biden says U.S. in 'strongest position in decades' to take on China

Foreign policy takes back seat to domestic issues in State of the Union address

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union address at the Capitol in Washington on Feb. 7, flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.   © AP

NEW YORK -- U.S. President Joe Biden used his second State of the Union address to tout his legislative record, saying it has put his country in "the strongest position in decades" to compete with China and the rest of world.

"Before I came into office, the story was about how the People's Republic of China was increasing its power, and America was failing in the world. Not anymore," Biden said.

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