U.N. Secretary-General Warns U.S.-China Tensions Risk Dividing World Into ‘2 Blocks’

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Tuesday that the relationship between the U.S. and China “has never been as dysfunctional as it is today” and warned that escalating tensions between the two powers risk dividing the world into “two blocks.” “These divides, namely the economic divide, risks to create two blocks, with two dominant currencies, with the two sets of trade rules, two different internets, two strategies in artificial intelligence and then, inevitably, two geo-strategic and military strategies,” he said …