An incumbent superpower and a rising one are finding coexistence increasingly difficult. Jockeying for position in a changing world, the U.S. and China are facing off on all sorts of issues: economic, military and political. “The period that was broadly described as engagement has come to an end,” U.S. President Joe Biden’s top Asia adviser declared. Now, “the dominant paradigm is going to be competition.” Here’s a rundown of flashpoints, some with significant consequences and others that for now are mostly symbolic.

Controlling Companies

Tariffs and Trade

Xinjiang

Olympics

Coronavirus Origins

Hong Kong

Spying

Huawei

Taiwan

South China Sea

Media

TikTok and WeChat

Tibet

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