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U.S.-China relations are under ‘unprecedented’ strain, says Chinese ambassador to the U.S.

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He also accused the U.S. of fueling tensions in the South China Sea by sending ships to the region: “This is really raising the risk of a conflict.”
U.S.-WASHINGTON D.C.-CHINA-STUDENT EXCHANGE-40TH ANNIVERSARY

Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai delivers a speech during the 40th anniversary of China-U.S. student exchange in Washington on Nov. 21, 2019.Xinhua / Liu Jie via Getty Images file

By Dan De Luce

WASHINGTON — Beijing does not want to see a Cold War break out between China and the U.S. and both countries need to work to repair relations that are under “unprecedented” strain, Beijing’s envoy to Washington said on Tuesday.

“I don’t think a new Cold War would serve anybody’s interest,” said Cui Tiankai, a veteran diplomat who serves as China’s ambassador to the U.S., at the Aspen Security Forum.

“I don’t know why people like the term Cold War so much,” Cui told Andrea Mitchell of…

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