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Covid-19 and US–China Tussle

In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Sino–American relations have hit a new low. Both the countries are engaged in a propaganda war against each other, which the United States seems to be winning. The US suffers from Sinophobia and has cultivated hate against Asian Americans, which is reminiscent of the anti-China sentiment that was prevalent in American cities in the late 19th century. The pandemic experience is likely to make the US more insular and reluctant to embrace foreigners

One of the adverse outcomes of the current health crisis is the exacerbation of the ongoing tussle between China and the United States (US). Bickering over the origins of the disease between the US and China has jeopardised their bilateral ties, polarised the world further and pushed the people deeper into the negative realms of anger and animosity. The Asian American community is being indiscriminately targeted in many American cities. According to a Time magazine report, Asian American doctors are finding it increasingly difficult to reconcile to the fact that they are being celebrated as well as targeted at the same time (Time 2020). 

As the economic consequences of the coronavirus-induced lockdowns become more acute, the clamour against the Chinese students and professors in American universities will gain momentum. Demands for visa restrictions on Chinese professionals and businessmen are anticipated.

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Updated On : 24th Dec, 2020


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