The year dawned with the trade war heating up, talk of military conflict over the South China Sea and Taiwan, and accusations of political interference. Photo: AFP The year dawned with the trade war heating up, talk of military conflict over the South China Sea and Taiwan, and accusations of political interference. Photo: AFP
The year dawned with the trade war heating up, talk of military conflict over the South China Sea and Taiwan, and accusations of political interference. Photo: AFP
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Diplomatic barriers must be removed to ease US-China tension

  • A cold war now looms when the two countries should have been celebrating 40 years of official relations – restraint and common sense are needed to avoid making the situation any worse

The year dawned with the trade war heating up, talk of military conflict over the South China Sea and Taiwan, and accusations of political interference. Photo: AFP The year dawned with the trade war heating up, talk of military conflict over the South China Sea and Taiwan, and accusations of political interference. Photo: AFP
The year dawned with the trade war heating up, talk of military conflict over the South China Sea and Taiwan, and accusations of political interference. Photo: AFP
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