The Covid 19 crisis has brought  relations between China and the US to an all time low.  Over the past week, the Trump administration has threatened to scrap the phase one trade deal and increase tariffs on China, backed tough new export controls for Chinese firms buying American tech products, and continued to push theories claiming the coronavirus was man-made and leaked from a laboratory in the city of Wuhan. All this has led to warnings of a ‘Cold War’ between the two countries.

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