There’s talk of a new Cold War. But China is not the Soviet Union

In the battle for global dominance, all eyes are on China and the United States.With a new decade of competition looming, Washington is pushing back hard against Beijing across a range of fronts, including trade, military and diplomatic matters.For some the tensions are reminiscent of the Cold War, the almost 50-year conflict between the Soviet Union and the US which defined much of the 20th century.But this is not the Cold War — and the People’s Republic of China is not the USSR.