China Is Its Own Worst Enemy
The presidency of Joe Biden may be just over 100 days old, but at this point, hopes for a U.S.-China thaw are fast vanishing in Washington and Beijing.
In substance, the Biden administration's China policy differs little from that of his predecessor. Biden's administration sees China as American's most dangerous geopolitical adversary. Needless to say, such threat perception is fully reciprocated in Beijing.
Few Chinese leaders would deny that the U.S. is an existential threat to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) as well as China's ambition to become a great global power. The only question is how to put a floor beneath the increasingly hostile bilateral relationship and avoid a direct military collision.