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Q&A: A look at the great US-China rivalry and the possible repercussions

BEIJING - The trade war between the U.S. and China is deepening, with prospects bleak for a swift settlement. Analysts see the conflict as a symptom of something much larger: an effort by the U.S. to slow China's rise as a second superpower.

The age of great power competition is back, a titanic battle that could be long, dangerous and unpredictable. But just how bad could things get?

Q: Is this a new Cold War?

A: Most of the warnings of an emerging Cold War have come from China, from President Xi Jinping on down. The state-run People's Daily argued President Donald Trump's trade war was "never just

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