Relations between Washington and Beijing have continued to deteriorate in recent years, be itcommercial and technological confrontation having opposed the two superpowers in 2018 and 2019, the tensions around the island of Taiwan, or the Chinese claims in the China Sea. All of these hidden opposition now appear to crystallize into direct opposition between the two countries, and provocations and retaliatory measures are increasing on both sides of the Pacific.
Two subjects focus most of the tensions today. First, the massive support from the United States for Taiwan, with the sale and modernization in recent months ofF16 combat aircraft, Abrams M1 tanks or Patriot PAC-3 missiles. It must be said that, for its part, Beijing has increased air and naval maneuvers around the independent island since 1948, of which Xi Jinping, the Chinese leader, has sworn reinstatement within the People's Republic of China under his mandate. The United States, for its part, has intensified and strengthened demonstrations of force in the China Sea, to signify to Beijing that Washington did not grant any legitimacy to the annexation of this sea by China to the detriment of its Indonesian, Filipino, Vietnamese, Malaysian and Vietnamese neighbors.
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