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International relations

US ex-diplomats say America and China are not in a 'new Cold War'

Joseph Nye urges cooperation in pandemics and on climate while 'rivalry' exists

Clockwise from left top, Richard Armitage, Michael Green, and Joseph Nye take part in an online panel at the 17th Nikkei-CSIS security symposium in Tokyo on Oct. 23. (Photo by Yo Inoue)

TOKYO -- The U.S. and China are not in a "new Cold War" and their nuanced, complicated relations unavoidably include both cooperation and rivalry, former U.S. diplomats and high officials said on Friday.

During two panels in the 17th Nikkei-CSIS security symposium, speakers acknowledged Japan for assuming responsibility in upholding the liberal international order while the U.S. took a step back from global leadership.

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