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What are the main areas of tension in US-China relationship?

Reuters

23 Jul 2020, 4:23 am

Updated 2 months ago

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The US demand this week that China close its consulate in Houston is the latest in a string of disputes that have taken the relationship between the world's two biggest economies to its lowest point in decades.

Here are the main points of contention between Beijing and Washington:

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