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Biden faces uphill task rallying allies to US flag against China

Are Biden and team making the same mistake in underestimating their rival?

Big questions remain about whether President Joe Biden's administration's plans have any chance to succeed against a rival as formidable as China, says the writer. PHOTO: NYTIMES
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When Mr Barack Obama handed Mr Donald Trump the keys to the White House in January 2017, he warned his successor that his biggest foreign policy challenge would be North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes.

Now, four years later, North Korea has more nuclear weapons and missiles than ever, but no one thinks it will be the new president's biggest international problem.

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