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Xi Jinping Warns of Cold War Tensions Around Pacific Ocean

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned of a return of Cold War tensions as polemics over the Asia-Pacific region are increasingly heated.

 

At an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit on Thursday, Xi continued to press for more cooperation to get out of the corona crisis and to fight climate change.

“Attempts to demarcate ideological divides or form small groups, based on geopolitics, are doomed to fail,” Xi said on the sidelines of the APEC summit. “Asia-Pacific cannot and should not fall back into the confrontations and divisions of the Cold War.”

Xi sent his cat to the climate summit in Glasgow, and Beijing is also not cooperating well with the World Health Organization (WHO) investigation into the origin of the coronavirus.

At the climate summit, Xi’s climate negotiator Xie Zhenhua announced during a press conference that China and the United States had signed a joint statement in which they intend to strengthen their climate policy. Xie’s American colleague John Kerry made the same surprising announcement in a separate press conference.

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