Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Permanently Poison U.S.-China Relations?

Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Permanently Poison U.S.-China Relations?
American flags are displayed together with Chinese flags in Beijing, Sept. 16, 2018 (AP photo by Andy Wong).

In this week’s editors’ discussion on Trend Lines, WPR’s Judah Grunstein, Freddy Deknatel and Prachi Vidwans talk about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the strategic competition between the U.S. and China, and whether the current tensions between Washington and Beijing over the origins of the outbreak will have a lasting impact on bilateral ties.


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