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US digs in for long war against China's communist regime

Washington increasingly sees Beijing's leadership as evil

Although relations between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have soured, they are unlikely to improve even if Joe Biden wins the U.S. presidency in November. (Nikkei Montage/Source photo by AP) 

TOKYO -- The U.S. government's abrupt order for China to close its consulate in Houston this week marks a new phase in the deterioration of relations between the two countries.

President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday that he might order the closure of more Chinese consulates, a comment that comes as bilateral tensions have spread beyond diplomacy, trade and technology to enter the military realm.

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