That US-China relations have plummeted over the course of the pandemic is no secret. An internal Chinese government think tank report, which leaked this week, even warned China’s top leaders that there was increasing risk of the US-China relationship sliding into conflict.

Senior Fellow Dr Charles Edel has co-authored an article in Foreign Policy with Dr Mira Rapp-Hooper discussing the five key ways in which the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated preexisting tensions between the United States and China. From military competition, economic decoupling, and technology to the future order and information competition, the article discusses