US wants to build coalition to counter China

Tuesday, 21 July, 2020 - 12:47

Washington intends to create a global coalition to counter the Chinese threat, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He called China an "aggressor" and said that it was "shameful" using the coronavirus pandemic to its advantage.

Relations between China and the United States have escalated recently. On July 13, the US authorities announced their disagreement with Beijing's claims to the waters of the South China Sea. They also previously imposed sanctions on Chinese officials who they believe are involved in the persecution of Uighur Muslims in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.