Ballerina Ashlee Montague wore a gas mask while dancing in the nearly deserted Times Square on Wednesday as the coronavirus outbreak continued to shut down New York City. US-China relations are fraying even further over accusations from each side that the other is responsible for the pandemic. Photo: Reuters Ballerina Ashlee Montague wore a gas mask while dancing in the nearly deserted Times Square on Wednesday as the coronavirus outbreak continued to shut down New York City. US-China relations are fraying even further over accusations from each side that the other is responsible for the pandemic. Photo: Reuters
Ballerina Ashlee Montague wore a gas mask while dancing in the nearly deserted Times Square on Wednesday as the coronavirus outbreak continued to shut down New York City. US-China relations are fraying even further over accusations from each side that the other is responsible for the pandemic. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: the high stakes propelling the US-China blame game

  • Both governments hope to distract from their own glaring mishandling of the pandemic, analysts say
  • Still, the sparring comes while relations between the nations are already low and could threaten the global economy and raise chances of a military misstep

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Ballerina Ashlee Montague wore a gas mask while dancing in the nearly deserted Times Square on Wednesday as the coronavirus outbreak continued to shut down New York City. US-China relations are fraying even further over accusations from each side that the other is responsible for the pandemic. Photo: Reuters Ballerina Ashlee Montague wore a gas mask while dancing in the nearly deserted Times Square on Wednesday as the coronavirus outbreak continued to shut down New York City. US-China relations are fraying even further over accusations from each side that the other is responsible for the pandemic. Photo: Reuters
Ballerina Ashlee Montague wore a gas mask while dancing in the nearly deserted Times Square on Wednesday as the coronavirus outbreak continued to shut down New York City. US-China relations are fraying even further over accusations from each side that the other is responsible for the pandemic. Photo: Reuters
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