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Jul 16, 2020

No geopolitical relationship will shape the world over the coming decade as much as that of the U.S. and China. 

A day after President Trump signed the Hong Kong Autonomy Act enabling sanctions on those that threaten the autonomy of China (and the companies that do business with them) and the UK worked to ban Huawei 5G infrastructure, this episode of the Breakdown looks at the key faultlines and issues that have that relationship in a dangerous downward spiral: 

  • Virus blame recriminations 
  • Trade war tensions 
  • The Hong Kong Security Law 
  • Huawei 5G and critical digital infrastructure
  • TikTok 
  • India border skirmish
  • South China Sea Military Exercises
  • The politics of labeling this a “new cold war”