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US Sees China as Only Other Nation Capable of Reshaping Global Order

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A student holds the Chinese national flag in Hong Kong, China.

A student holds the Chinese national flag in Hong Kong, China.

Photographer: Chan Long Hei/Bloomberg
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The Biden administration labeled China as the nation’s top competitor, while Russia remains a danger to be constrained in a new defense strategy that also calls inflation a threat to global security.

Jake Sullivan, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, said Wednesday that the US is in “the early years of a decisive decade” in which “the terms of our competition with the People’s Republic of China will be set.”