April 9, 2020

Report: Coronavirus Pushes U.S. and China Closer to Cold War

  • Flyover Country

By: Ted Patterson

In Brief:

Tensions are increasing between China and the United States because of consequences from the coronavirus.

The Background:

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.

Bakersfield.com reports:

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.

Notable Quotes:

“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.”

 

  • U.S. Attorney General Bob Barr

Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.

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