The USS Decatur was recently forced by the Chinese navy vessel Lanzhou to take evasive action to avoid a collision in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP

US versus China? Put that cold war talk on ice

The cold war had hot wars in Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia and a nuclear stand off in Cuba – comparing it to today’s situation ‘would be hysterical’, Post’s China Conference hears

Topic |   US-China trade war

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The USS Decatur was recently forced by the Chinese navy vessel Lanzhou to take evasive action to avoid a collision in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.