By Vijay Prashad Source: Democracy Now Published: 2021-03-17
Beijing has accused the U.S. of perpetuating a Cold War mentality as President Joe Biden and senior administration officials shore up alliances in the Pacific region to counter China’s growing influence and increasingly describe the country as a geopolitical threat.
Vijay Prashad says the “bellicose” tone out of Washington is not because the U.S. sees China as a military threat, but because China threatens U.S. dominance in the scientific, technological and diplomatic spheres. “It’s very chilling what the U.S. government is doing in ramping up this cold war,” says Prashad.
Vijay Prashad is senior non-resident fellow at Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China(RDCY).
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