Updated: 01 Nov. 2021 05:02 IST
Moscow [Russia]Nov. 1, (ANI): The coronavirus pandemic has only exacerbated the US-China trade war and provocations on the part of NATO have become more frequent, Sputnik reported, citing Russian Security Council deputy chairman Dmitry Medvedev .
“The trade war between the United States and the People’s Republic of China was exacerbated by ideological clashes and eventually turned into a kind of cold war. There are now more overt provocations, especially in Europe. Over the past year it has become common for NATO ships to constantly Russian borders in the Baltic and Black Seas are approaching and sometimes even violating them,” the Russian news agency quoted Medvedev as saying.
According to Medvedev, “Western sanctions policy did not undergo any changes during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Sputnik reported, citing the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper.
“…the struggle with the peaceful commercial project Nord Stream 2 has only intensified. The wars continued, sometimes with renewed vigor: the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, unquenchable clashes in Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, periodic clashes on the border between China and India, some conflicts in Africa,” Medvedev said.
Meanwhile, US Trade Representative Katherine Tai said during the US-China trade relationship that Beijing’s lack of adherence to global trading standards has undermined the prosperity of the US and other countries in the world.
Tai’s comments came as she made comments last month at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) outlining the Biden-Harris administration’s new approach to the US-China bilateral trade relationship.
“For too long, China’s lack of adherence to global trading standards has undermined the prosperity of Americans and other countries around the world,” Tai said.
“The trade and economic relationship between the US and China is one of profound significance, how we interact not only affects our two countries, but the entire world and billions of workers,” she added.
She also reiterated that the US needs to make smart domestic investments to increase its own competitiveness. (ANI)