Pandemic, an economic meltdown, now a 3rd crisis: China-U.S. tensions

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Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

First came the deadly pandemic, then the economic meltdown, and now a third international crisis looms. It’s geopolitical, involving escalating tensions between the world’s existing and emerging superpowers: the United States and China. This week’s feud about the World Health Organization is just one flashpoint in a rivalry intensifying on multiple fronts. It only seems likely to escalate in this U.S. election year, as President Donald Trump drops hints that bashing Beijing will be a central campaign theme. Polls suggest there’s deep anger in the United States against the Chinese government amid the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a potentially large audience for Trump’s message.