Nearly 9 in 10 U.S. adults see China as a "competitor" or an "enemy" rather than a "partner," a new survey has found, shedding light on shifting American views of the Asian behemoth.

The Pew Research Center survey released Thursday — the first focusing on Sino-American relations under U.S. President Joe Biden — comes as the president crafts his administration’s approach to Beijing after his predecessor, Donald Trump, took a sledgehammer to the relationship, prompting predictions of a “new Cold War.”

The survey's release also came after U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday said in his first major foreign policy speech as Washington's top diplomat that managing the relationship with China was "the biggest geopolitical test of the 21st century."