The tensions that have arisen between China and the US as of late have been unique to 2020, and largely unprecedented.
First, before COVID struck and much of the world fell into some level of disarray, US President Donald Trump had been engaged in a fairly tumultuous trade war with Beijing. The fiscal confrontation was bad news for American farmers who took a massive monetary blow from the loss of soy bean sales to China, forcing the President to take drastic action.
The coronavirus pandemic also caused some concern about China’s treatment of the US, (and the world), after experts began to openly question Beijing’s downplaying of the virus as a possibly nefarious ploy to catch the planet off-guard.
Now, bizarrely, it look as though China may be stepping up their cold war against the United States with mystery seeds.
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Residents in Washington, Utah and Virginia have received small packages of seeds in the mail that appear to be sent from China, officials said.
“Today we received reports of people receiving seeds in the mail from China that they did not order,” the Washington State Department of Agriculture said Friday. “The seeds are sent in packages usually stating that the contents are jewelry. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants, or be harmful to livestock.”
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