"Choosing a 'Quadrilateral Security Dialogue' meeting for his first summit highlights [Biden's] plan to reinvigorate the Quad as part of his China strategy." https://t.co/30cCNwMoHM
— Milan Vaishnav (@MilanV) March 8, 2021
Prakash Nanda, EurAsian Times: Watch Out China! Will The First-Ever QUAD Summit Go Ballistic Against Beijing?
That the first-ever Quad summit would take place so soon after the advent of the Biden Presidency was not indicated when the third ‘Quadrilateral Security Dialogue’ meeting of the foreign ministers of India, Australia, Japan, and the US took place on February 19.
In June 2017, Indian PM Narendra Modi happened to be the first foreign head of the government whom the then-US President Donald Trump hosted in the White House. Modi will also be one of the three PMs whom new US President Joe Biden will be interacting with, in what is going to be the latter’s first-ever multilateral meeting — Quad summit — with international leaders after assuming office on January 20. President Biden will meet Modi, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, and Australian premier Scott Morrison in a virtual summit on Friday (March 12).
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Why China should not take the Quad alliance too seriously — CGTN (China)
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The Stories China Tells: The New Historical Memory Reshaping Chinese Nationalism — Jessica Chen Weiss, Foreign Affairs
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