US-China relations: who’s the alpha male? America’s friends and allies are watching closely

In countering China, the Biden administration must demonstrate that the US can deal with China from a position of strength, so America’s friends feel safe enough to entrust their security to the alliance. Currently, there are deep anxieties about the US’ capability.

President Joe Biden’s first foreign policy speech after his inauguration was on strengthening alliances to counter China. He underscored the importance of restoring American credibility and leadership. But what counts is how he…