On Tuesday, former World Bank president Robert Zoellick caused a stir when he said relations between Washington and Beijing were in a "free fall" and may escalate into a military confrontation with serious implications.
"The relationship right now is in free fall. It's quite dangerous," he said at an event sponsored by the Peterson Institute for International Economics, adding: "People need to be aware that miscalculations can happen, and issues with Taiwan and others can move to a danger zone."
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