China and the U.S. are back in the headlines — but are investors paying sufficient attention to the risks of a geopolitical clash?

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Indeed, caustic rhetoric between the No. 1 and 2 economies in the world is intensifying — again.

It may feel as if the animus between the global superpowers couldn’t come at a more inopportune time: in the middle of a pandemic, which notably was first identified in Wuhan, China in December, and has infected more than 5 million people around the world, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University.

As MarketWatch’s sister publication Barron’s writes, the Sino-American issues are many

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