A paper by Tian Ye, Professor of the Department of International Politics, School of International Relations, Renmin University of China and Chen Zhaoyuan, an assistant researcher at the Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) published by CASS on August 29, criticised the US for obstructing international cooperation to fight the coronavirus. It said that no international organisation including the WHO or G-20 was capable of coordinating the fight against the epidemic which has a huge financial impact and this needed the cooperation of especially the major countries. However, quoting China’s State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi, who recently said “Almost all global challenges in the world today have to be coordinated by the two major powers of China and the United States”, the article said "in recent years, the poisoning atmosphere between China and the United States has seriously hindered cooperation between the two sides, which also hit global confidence". It added that "after Trump took office, the United States launched a trade war and a technology war against China, and after the outbreak of the epidemic in the United States, it tried its best to "shake the pot" against China, which seriously undermined the mutual trust between China and the United States". After "the Trump administration’s catastrophic failure to respond to the epidemic occurred, its strategy changed to focus on shaping China as the person responsible for the spread of the virus. ... The US politicians began to accuse China of "deliberately concealing" the situation during the epidemic, even though the head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention had already briefed the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention in early January". "In May, the Trump administration continued to strengthen the "theory of the origin of the new coronavirus laboratory" without any actual evidence, which intensified the confrontation between China and the United States over the epidemic. The above-mentioned views and actions of the United States have brought Sino-US relations to the bottom, and there are more signs that the conflict over the new crown pneumonia epidemic will intensify the tensions between the two countries in the fields of economy, trade, science and technology, and security, and make the already tense relationship between the two countries To make matters worse".

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