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Biden Says China Won’t Be Most Powerful Country on His Watch

  • President declines to say what he will do with China tariffs
  • New U.S. administration still developing broader strategy
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Biden Says China Won't Become Most Powerful on His Watch
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President Joe Biden on Thursday promised to outspend China on innovation and infrastructure to prevent it from overtaking the U.S. to become the world’s most powerful country.

But at his first news conference since taking office, Biden declined to say whether he would keep tariffs in place on the majority of Chinese imports or ban products made from forced labor.