Peter Martin November 16, 2020, 9:38 PM GMT+7 Bloomberg
- World could slide into catastrophe like World War I: Kissinger
- Says Biden, Xi should agree not to resort to military conflict
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said the incoming Biden administration should move quickly to restore lines of communication with China that frayed during the Trump years or risk a crisis that could escalate into military conflict.
“Unless there is some basis for some cooperative action, the world will slide into a catastrophe comparable to World War I,” Kissinger said during the opening session of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum. He said military technologies available today would make such a crisis “even more difficult to control” than those of earlier eras.