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World China warns US pushing relations to 'brink of new Cold War'

16:54  24 may  2020
16:54  24 may  2020 Source:   msn.com

Trump - currently don't feel like talking to Xi

 Trump - currently don't feel like talking to Xi Washington, May 14 (Reuters) - There is no relief in sight in the dispute between the United States and China. US President Donald Trump told Fox News on Thursday that he was very disappointed that China had not contained the corona virus. Covid-19 comes from the People's Republic and Beijing could have stopped it. That casts a shadow over his trade deal with China. The ink under the contract was hardly dry, since the virus had already come.

The US is pursuing policies that risk creating a protracted conflict with Beijing, China ’s foreign minister has said. There is growing friction between the “It has come to our attention that some political forces in the US are taking China - US relations hostage and pushing our two countries to the brink of a

The United States is pushing relations with China to "the brink of a new Cold War ," China 's foreign minster said Sunday, rejecting U . S . "lies" over the coronavirus while saying Beijing was open to an international effort to find its source. Keeping up the worsening war of words with Washington over

The United States is pushing relations with China to "the brink of a new Cold War", China's foreign minster said Sunday, rejecting US "lies" over the coronavirus while saying Beijing was open to an international effort to find its source.

Wang Yi standing in front of a microphone: The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the United States had been infected by a 'political virus' compelling figures there to continually attack China © NICOLAS ASFOURI The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the United States had been infected by a 'political virus' compelling figures there to continually attack China

Keeping up the worsening war of words with Washington over the pandemic and a Beijing move to tighten control over Hong Kong, Wang Yi said the United States had been infected by a "political virus" compelling figures there to continually attack China.

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Relations between Washington and Beijing recently deteriorated as the US accused China of misinformation about the coronavirus crisis. "It has come to our attention that some political forces in the US are taking China - US relations hostage and pushing our two countries to the brink of a new

Beijing (AFP) – China said Sunday that relations with the United States were “on the brink of a new Cold War ”, fuelled in part by tensions over the coronavirus pandemic, as Muslims around the world celebrated a muted end to the holy month of Ramadan. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Washington

"It has come to our attention that some political forces in the US are taking China-US relations hostage and pushing our two countries to the brink of a new Cold War," Wang told reporters during a press conference at China's week-long annual parliamentary session.

Longstanding friction between the two powers over trade, human rights and a range of other issues have been pushed to new heights since the virus outbreak.

Wang did not identify what "forces" he was referring to, but US President Donald Trump has led world criticism of China's initial response to the pandemic, which has caused more than 340,000 deaths and economic carnage worldwide.

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Increasingly in U . S . national security circles, it has become common to hear talk of a new Cold War with great-power rivals. But this way of thinking is imprecise at best, dangerous at worst. A distinguished group of American experts has just warned against such thinking in regard to China

Some in U . S . pushing relations to new Cold War , Wang says. “Some U . S . political forces are taking hostage of China - U . S . relations , attempting to push the ties to the brink of so-called ‘ new Cold War “ We ’ve come to the understanding that we should not ignore the blindness of the market, nor

Trump and members of his administration have said China covered up the emergence of the virus late last year and bungled its initial response.

Washington's criticism has been widely seen in the United States as an attempt by Trump to divert attention from the White House's own COVID-19 failures.

Wang took an apparent swipe at the US struggles to contain the virus, which has now infected more people in the United States than anywhere else.

"I call on the US to stop wasting time and stop wasting precious lives," Wang said.

He said China was "open" to international cooperation to identify the source of the novel coronavirus, but stressed that any investigation must be "free of political interference".

- 'Stigmatising China' -

"Some political figures in the US rush to label the virus and politicise its origins, stigmatising China," Wang said.

Most scientists believe the virus jumped from animals to humans after emerging in China, possibly from a market in the central city of Wuhan where exotic animals were sold for meat.

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Second, a Cold - War -like attitude ignores how much we are still working with Russia on key global security concerns. Russia's role is especially important Despite troubled relations in recent years, Moscow generally has supported American policy at the United Nations in regard to these countries.

Since June, United States and China 's diplomatic ties have deteriorated rapidly across a range of fronts, not just trade but also military and politics. It may not be the start of the next Cold War , at least not yet, but relations between the two sides have been plunged into an unprecedented deep chill.

Governments including the US and Australia have called in recent weeks for an investigation into the exact origins of the virus.

The World Health Organization has also called on Beijing to invite them in to investigate the source, with China proposing instead that the "global response" to COVID-19 should only be assessed when the pandemic is over.

WHO members on Tuesday adopted a resolution, tabled by the European Union, at the UN body's first virtual assembly to review the international handling of the pandemic, but it does not single out China.

Wang said an investigation must "oppose any presumption of guilt".

"Aside from the devastation caused by the novel coronavirus, there is also a political virus spreading through the US," he said.

"This political virus is the use of every opportunity to attack and smear China. Some politicians completely disregard basic facts and have fabricated too many lies targeting China, and plotted too many conspiracies."

The introduction at China's legislature on Friday of a proposal to impose a security law in Hong Kong to suppress the semi-autonomous city's pro-democracy movement also has drawn US and world condemnation.

But Wang defended the plan, saying it must be implemented "without the slightest delay", adding that months of often-violent Hong Kong protests last year against China's growing influence in the financial hub had "seriously endangered China's national security".

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