Optimism that the US-China trade deal could salvage bilateral ties has begun to fade in aftermath of the coronavirus. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: China and US in ‘new Cold War’ as relations hit lowest point in ‘more than 40 years’, spurred on by pandemic

  • US-China relations have nosedived to their lowest point in decades, ex-officials on both sides say
  • Donald Trump has threatened to scrap the phase one trade deal and increase tariffs, while Chinese media have stepped up attacks on US political figures
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Optimism that the US-China trade deal could salvage bilateral ties has begun to fade in aftermath of the coronavirus. Photo: Reuters
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