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Opinion: Biden and Xi signal a new, less combative approach
Joe Biden and Xi Jinping are seeking a more constructive way forward for their countries’ relationship. The focus on “competition” rather than conflict means that both are also trying to improve their global image by engaging in more responsible behavior. That’s good news for the world and gives the U.S.-led democracies more time to figure out how to overcome the systemic challenge of Chinese authoritarianism.