China and the US may be heading to a virus-inspired cold war
Both Trump and Xi are getting flak domestically over their handling of Covid-19, and neither are assured of another term
As the push to reopen economies intensifies, world leaders face mounting pressure to successfully balance health concerns, national economies and their own political futures. That’s true of US President Donald Trump as he heads into his re-election campaign this autumn, but a surprise addition to this list of vulnerable world leaders is Chinese President Xi Jinping.
This new reality may bring the US and China to the cusp of a cold war...