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COVID-19 fueled US trade war, China has finally turned into a cold war: Russia

The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled the trade war between Washington and Beijing, and “provocations” on the part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are becoming more common, Russian Security Council deputy chairman Dmitry Medvedev said on Sunday, according to Sputnik. . The “war” has been exacerbated by ideological clashes and turned into a “kind of cold war,” he said, insisting there are now more overt provocations, especially in Europe. Medvedev went on to say that it has become common practice for NATO ships to continue to approach and sometimes breach Russian borders in the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea.

The claims come days after Russia halted operations with NATO amid a spat between the Kremlin and Washington over the ouster of eight Russian military alliances. Notably, Moscow was expected to revoke accreditation to the intergovernmental military alliance from November 1. In summary, the Russian government suspended practical operations with NATO in 2014 after it annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. After this, the two sides had met only “sporadically” to keep channels open for high-level military talks, which were eventually called off on October 18.

Biden condemns China’s ‘compulsive’ actions across Taiwan

US President Joe Biden had criticized China for its “compulsive” actions in the Taiwan Strait during his East Asia Summit speech on Wednesday. The US president, who virtually attended the summit of the 18th Asia-Pacific countries, also accused Beijing of undermining peace and stability in the region after aggressive behavior in recent months, the Associated Press reported. It should be noted that Biden’s comments come amid China’s recurring sovereignty claims over Taiwanese territory under the “One China” policy and Beijing’s escalated aggression in the Indo-Pacific region.

“Such actions threaten regional peace and stability in the region,” US President Biden had said at the summit

President Biden also expressed concern over China’s “provocative actions” across the Taiwan Strait, which separates mainland China from the island. Biden’s comments, in the presence of Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, came a week after the former raised alarm bells during his speech at the CNN Town Hall conclave, where he said the US is committed to helping Taiwan defend its territory in the case of a Chinese invasion.

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