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Kissinger Warns Biden of U.S.-China Catastrophe on Scale of WWI

  • World could slide into catastrophe like World War I: Kissinger
  • Says Biden, Xi should agree not to resort to military conflict
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Dr. Kissinnger warns of new U.S.-China conflict. He speaks at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum.
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said the incoming Biden administration should move quickly to restore lines of communication with China that frayed during the Trump years or risk a crisis that could escalate into military conflict.

“Unless there is some basis for some cooperative action, the world will slide into a catastrophe comparable to World War I,” Kissinger said during the opening session of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum. He said military technologies available today would make such a crisis “even more difficult to control” than those of earlier eras.