This week the focus has been less on the pandemic itself and instead on economies reopening, recovery funds and the intensifying US-China conflict.
What started with the US blaming China for the severity of the pandemic has evolved and is likely to deteriorate further in the coming weeks and months.
This is expected to be a common theme next week. With the President facing an election in November that only six months ago looked a foregone conclusion, the China-bashing may be turned up a number of notches.
The focus in the US will primarily be on its confrontation with China, , and the signs of stabilization in some parts of the economy. President Trump seems determined to shift the focus away from his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and positioning for a long battle with China on Hong Kong’s security law, sanctions for treatment on Muslim minorities, living up to their end of the phase-one trade deal, and the yuan’s devaluation. If the US announces fresh…