Beijing says US is pushing China to ‘brink of a new Cold War’

DW – May 24, 2020

Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi said on Sunday that relations between China and the US were at risk of deteriorating to the point of a “new Cold War” becoming a reality.

At his annual news conference, the Chinese foreign minister made several jabs at Washington, telling reporters that Trump’s administration is tarnishing relations with Beijing with what it calls a smear campaign.

The unresolved US-China trade spat and Washington’s support for Taiwan had already weakened cooperation between the two.

“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,” the French news agency quoted Wang as saying. The diplomat did not identify the “forces” to which he was referring.

Longstanding tensions between the administrations of US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have worsened in recent weeks over the coronavirus pandemic and China’s recent proposal for imposing new security legislation in Hong Kong, which Wang said should be imposed “without the slightest delay.”

“Aside from the devastation caused by the novel coronavirus, there is also a political virus spreading through the US,” Wang 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,” he added.

China ‘open’ to international effort to uncover virus source 

U.S. officials have repeatedly cited lax proceedures at a Wuhan laboratory as the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic Click to enlarge

Both Trump and US and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have accused China of a lack of transparency over the outbreak, and repeatedly said the virus was leaked from a Wuhan laboratory, an accusation China vehemently denies.

In recent weeks, the US and Australia have called for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus.

During the conference, Wang criticized efforts by US politicians to “fabricate rumors” about COVID-19’s origins to “stigmatize China.”

Most members of the scientific community, however, believe the virus jumped from animals to humans, possibly from a Wuhan market selling a range of exotic animals that ordinarily would not come in contact with one another.

The World Health Organization has called on Beijing to invite them in to probe the pathogen’s source.

“China is open to working with the international scientific community to look into the source of the virus,” Wang said. “Fairness means the process be free of political interference, respect the sovereignty of all countries, and oppose any presumption of guilt.”

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3 responses to “Beijing says US is pushing China to ‘brink of a new Cold War’”

  1. Last year the US Fed restarted QE and were pumping $100 billion per month into the global financial system – this system doesn’t have borders.

    This war against none aligned economies, Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, and even the EU, all started with the designed 2008 financial collapse. Since then, we’ve had currency wars, illegal sanctions, and trade wars. Brexit is a trade war against the EU. The US has a trade war with the EU. Trump has even threatened to destroy the German car manufacturing business and he will probably do this early next year. So the US and UK have been destroying the global economy for 12 years. So the idea that our demented leaders care about the lockdown costs is a joke on the sheeple. Both the US and UK are creating huge sums of fiat money for the corporations, Wall Street and the City.

    This is a zero-sum game… the last man standing. It is an all-out war so the City and Wall Street stay top dog and ‘they’ don’t care about the death and suffering… better to squeeze their enemies than have a hot WW3. At the moment, we have a soft power WW3 and if this doesn’t work it will be WW3. The Chinese saying this is the start of a cold war, is a very understated statement.

    Washington’s corridors of power have been preoccupied with bring China down for decades. Gavin Idiot Williamson: “We could send our two aircraft carriers to the South China Sea and show them (China) who’s boss.” This is a rare example of how many people in the deep state think. I met the nutters who work in the Foreign Office. They still think of the world as it was in the early 20th century, so it’s very easy to see MI6 using Porton Down virus to rejig the world more to their liking.

  2. Yes China, don’t you get it? The truth is we cannot keep buying your cheap goods anymore. We can’t complete. Not only are trade imbalances killing us economically, but all we are doing is feeding your nation to become more and more rich and powerful to eventually rule most of the world replacing the US-led Western axis. Also, these skirmishes are necessary. The Russian threat is a relatively small military threat and cannot justify more than half of US expenditures going into the military. Unless, we have a real threat the MIC will lose its funding and stature. So you are “it” right now in the game of enemy tag.

  3. Bullshit. They’re both on the same side. Another fake cold War like last the last one