Is war between China and the United States still inconceivable?

It's a dangerous moment in history as the two powers are entangled in a struggle for dominance

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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 27, 2020, with the headline 'Is war between China and the United States still inconceivable?'. Print Edition | Subscribe