US State Department director of policy planning Kiron Skinner said that rivalry between the two countries is a “clash of civilisations”, with China being the first major rival to the US that is “not Caucasian”. Photo: Twitter
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Reckless remarks by US official risk rise of ‘yellow peril’ rhetoric

  • Claims by Kiron Skinner that rivalry with China is a ‘clash of civilisations’ have been dismissed by Xi Jinping as ‘stupid’, and he has urged nations to respect each other

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US State Department director of policy planning Kiron Skinner said that rivalry between the two countries is a “clash of civilisations”, with China being the first major rival to the US that is “not Caucasian”. Photo: Twitter
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