Cold War 2.0? | US & China lock horns over trade tensions & COVID-19

Washington’s accused China of seeking a geopolitical and economic confrontation with the US, in a scathing policy paper that also singles out Beijing for its, quote, ‘authoritarian’ moves.

The document puts another dent in an already battered relationship – with some saying it could bring about the start of a new type of cold war.

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