As China and America trade accusations of blame for the coronavirus pandemic, there is increasing talk in US government circles of “decoupling” from China

As China and America trade accusations of blame for the coronavirus pandemic, there is increasing talk in US government circles of “decoupling” from China — the disentangling of economies and supply chains, reduction of co-operation and erecting of new trade barriers. Beijing’s state media and diplomats have not only disputed whether the global pandemic originated on Chinese soil but have pushed unfounded speculation that the US was the source. It came as Italy recorded a record 4,207 infections and 475 new deaths from the virus yesterday, squashing hopes that the unprecedented national lockdown was beginning to slow the spread of … Continue reading As China and America trade accusations of blame for the coronavirus pandemic, there is increasing talk in US government circles of “decoupling” from China