KW: Its never a good thing to poke a bear in his slumber or thow a stick at a caged tiger but this seems to be what China is doing to the U.S. For the first time really the United States faces an opponent that is standing solid and not flinching, not backing down despite a myriad of sanctions and trade bariiers being raised and verbal rhetoric. The verbal war tensions are rising and when your economy is shown to be on the rocks too this is potential trouble ahead.
“As the US is entangled in the COVID-19 epidemic, its actual ability to intervene externally is weakening. The White House claimed it would impose sanctions on China, but the tools and resources at its disposal are fewer than those it could mobilize before the outbreak. It is only bluffing”