Warships participate in joint Indian, American, Japanese and Australian naval exercises  in the Northern Arabian Sea on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020.

China is alarmed by the Quad. But its threats are driving the group closer together

Updated 1:11 AM ET, Mon May 23, 2022

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Hong Kong (CNN)When the United States, Japan, Australia and India first resuscitated their informal dialogue from a decade-long hiatus in late 2017, China was confident it would soon fail.

"It seems there is never a shortage of headline-grabbing ideas," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said dismissively of the grouping in early 2018, months a