US, China nearing ‘brink of new Cold War’: Chinese foreign minister

US, China nearing ‘brink of new Cold War’: Chinese foreign minister
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi addresses a joint press conference with the German foreign minister after talks on February 13, 2020. (File/AFP)
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Updated 24 May 2020

US, China nearing ‘brink of new Cold War’: Chinese foreign minister

US, China nearing ‘brink of new Cold War’: Chinese foreign minister
  • Foreign Minister Wang Yi said some political forces in the US are taking China-US relations hostage

BEIJING: The United States is pushing relations with China to “the brink of a new Cold War,” the Chinese foreign minister said on Sunday, with tensions soaring over coronavirus, Hong Kong’s status and other issues.
“It has come to our attention that some political forces in the US are taking China-US relations hostage and pushing our two countries to the brink of a new Cold War,” foreign minister Wang Yi told reporters.