July 28, 2020, 02.30 PM

BEIJING, KOMPAS.com — The ongoing disagreements between the US and China have rattled global politics, but it has also prompted the need to establish unity among world governments.

A German official warned of a potential “Cold War 2.0” between the US and China as the two countries continue to square off with each other.

Kenya’s President has called for global unity to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

The two years since the US and China began a war of words and entered a trade war has resulted in weak global trade.

The conflicts between the world’s two largest economies span far beyond the economy.

It includes issues on Hong Kong, Chinese Muslims, spying accusations, and control of the South China Sea.

Other world governments are caught in the middle and have been trying to defend their own interests amid the ongoing spat between the US and China.

Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to preserve trade and cooperation on global warming but says security law tightening Beijing’s control over Hong Kong is a “difficult issue."

The potential disruption from the Hong Kong security law of the autonomy Beijing promised to the former British colony is no reason to stop talking but is “a worrying development,” Merkel said Monday.



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