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Bremmer Warns of ‘Enormous’ U.S.-China Confrontations After Vote

  • The two countries are at odds on trade, tech and Taiwan
  • Relations to deteriorate further no matter who wins the vote
Ian Bremmer said Chinese officials are divided on their preferred outcome for the U.S. election. 

Ian Bremmer said Chinese officials are divided on their preferred outcome for the U.S. election. 

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Relations between the world’s two largest economies will deteriorate further no matter who wins the U.S. presidential election, according to Ian Bremmer, who heads the risk consultant Eurasia Group.

The New York-based political scientist said U.S. criticism of Beijing’s detention of Uighurs as well as disagreements over Hong Kong, Taiwan, the South China Sea, intellectual property, trade and technology will escalate under the administrations of Joe Biden or President Donald Trump.