Xi Jinping Is Outplaying Biden in Europe’s Ukraine Diplomacy

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As Ukraine awaits the arrival of a newly appointed peace envoy from China, Beijing is increasingly assuming a position of leadership in international efforts to bring a halt to one of Europe's most volatile conflicts of the century. In doing so, Chinese President Xi Jinping is mounting a challenge to the longstanding power broker role of the United States, which has placed itself at the forefront of efforts to oversee a decisive Ukrainian win against Russian occupation. But even as skeptics continue to cast doubt on Beijing's commitment and capability to achieve substantive progress, others, including former officials, argue for...