This is the forum section where you have started this discussion but generally here we expect a brief of the matter from the author preferably with his own opinion about the subject and normally the forum post should be at least 70 to 100 words long then only one can present what one wants to discuss. Anyway take care of this small thing in your future posts. You have taken a very important and contemporary topic for discussion and members would like to express their opinion on that. My view is that many countries are now going against China but that country has some inherent strengths in terms of military might and technology and starting war with it wouldn't be a very prudent thing at this juncture when the whole world is fighting with the deadly corona virus. The stand of USA is also not very clear in this respect and we have to wait and watch for some more time to understand this conflict if at all it happens.
Knowledge is power.
Moreover, as of now China has immense investment in US. If US rubs China wrong way, and China pulls out their investment, then dollar and US economy will just crash.
So US will tread on very cautiously watching every move. But they will just use rhetorics for media bytes and local audience.
Moreover US can change its colour like a Chameleon any time as per its needs
It is here that India has to be careful. US may use India as a buffer and proxy against China. They will use our uncomfort with Pakistan and China and exploit it to traps us to engage in diret confrontation-economically or poliically- with China.
I trust our leaders at th helm know this well and can deal with such presures or traps too.
Knowledge is power.
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Due to increased number of death and no solution is seen in the near future, prestige of the President is at stake especially when the election is likely to take place in America shortly and the existence of the current development would affect his credibility during the period of elections.
Why is the question of conventional war between both superpowers being raised Mira Rapp-Hooper, an expert on security in the Asia-Pacific region at the Council on Foreign Relations throws light on this issue.
"All the signs suggest that the administration will be willing to go quite a bit further than it already has to try to shift blame on China for the pandemic, and to pursue policies that will portray it as hard-edged on China. And the central reason for that is that the alternative is that the president accepts blame on himself for his own domestic and international governance failings,".