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Developing Countries Have Had Enough of the U.S.-China Feud

Vietnam's Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (L) and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (C, on screen at R) are seen on monitor screens during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-US Ministerial Meeting, held online due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, in Hanoi on September 10, 2020. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

The prevailing narrative among large swathes of the conservative media in the United States is that Washington and Beijing are now engaged in a new “Cold War.” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in fact, suggests that the current confrontation with China is actually even worse than “Cold War 2.0” since “the CCP is already enmeshed in our economies, in our politics, in our societies in ways the Soviet Union never was.”

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