US pushing ties to ‘brink of new cold war’: Chinese foreign minister

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi gestures during an interview with AFP in Paris. (File photo: AFP)

The United States is pushing relations with China to “the brink of a new Cold War.” the Chinese foreign minister said on Sunday, with tensions soaring over coronavirus, Hong Kong’s status and other issues.

“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,” foreign minister Wang Yi told reporters.

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Last Update: Sunday, 24 May 2020 KSA 14:47 - GMT 11:47