Li Qiang's time at the G20 summit can't be viewed as a success for Beijing. While Chinese media chose to focus on Xi Jinping's trip to the north-eastern Heilongjiang province, Li's minimal meetings in New Delhi led to very few wins. China's presence at the G20 summit lacked influence — providing an excellent opportunity for India to shine as a leading Asian nation and the US to reaffirm ties in the Middle East.
China is a global economic powerhouse — comprising 43% of the global economy pre-pandemic — and Beijing and Washington have every opportunity to peacefully coexist. Sadly, US fears of China's power have damaging international consequences in a multipolar world. Washington must accept that there's enough space for both Chinese and American growth in the world.
There's a 19% chance of a US-China war before 2035, according to the Metaculus prediction community.