Beijing Escalates the New Cold War
Expelling U.S. reporters will solidify the bipartisan consensus that Communist China is a hostile threat.
While the coronavirus pandemic dominates headlines, an even more consequential crisis is unfolding under the shadow of its wings. That is the upheaval of the relationship between the U.S. and China, a pillar of the economic and political world order since the end of the Cold War. The pandemic will pass; the crises in Sino-American relations could be felt for decades.
The Communist Party of China this week escalated its war on the American press. The official reason for Tuesday’s order expelling roughly a dozen U.S. journalists...