By: Ted Patterson
Tensions are increasing between China and the United States because of consequences from the coronavirus.
Tariffs, blame, human rights violations, and punitive measures have escalated to bring further animosity between the U.S. and China, making a new cold war more likely, some say.
The coronavirus pandemic, in an unexpected but potentially fateful twist, has moved the United States and China a big step closer to a new cold war.
It has strengthened hard-liners in both countries, and political pressures stemming from the pandemic are making it harder for leaders to back away from escalation.
“China is a very serious threat to the United States - geopolitically, economically, militarily, and a threat to the integrity of our institutions, given their ability to influence things.”
Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.