August 6, 2020

A long list of US-China disputes

Beijing (AFP) – Tensions between the United States and China have been rising over a range of issues from the handling of the coronavirus to national security, Hong Kong and trade.Washington ordered the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston last month — accusing it of being a centre for spies — and China hit back by shutting the US consulate in Chengdu.Here are the main points of contention:CoronavirusWashington and Beijing have been engaged in a war of words over who is to blame for the novel coronavirus since Trump described it as a “Chinese” illness in March.Beijing’s foreign minist…


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