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Recent tensions between the US and China escalated due to a trade war before being complicated by the coronavirus pandemic and compounded further by a global economic recession, revealing a sharper and deeper rivalry. The tit-for-tat actions over the South China Sea , closures of consulates, banning of WeChat and the order to sell TikTok have fuelled concerns about a “new cold war”. US President Joe Biden has not minced words when it comes to competition and cooperation with China . Biden has said cooperating with other nations to meet new global challenges is necessary but has also said the...