On the surface, the US and China appear to be in a new Cold War. The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated existing ideological, political, and economic tensions between the two countries, who face the most contentious moment in their relationship since they established diplomatic relations in 1979.
A container dock of Yangshan Port in Shanghai, east China. (File photo: AP)
Chinese staff adjust US and Chinese flags before the opening session of trade negotiations between US and Chinese trade representatives at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on February 14, 2019. (AFP)