We are now entering a new Cold War between the US and China. The largest capitalist powers in the world – the US and China – are increasingly at odds. Veiled threats over Taiwan, boycotts of the Olympics, and military buildup make the possibility of military conflict between these superpowers increasingly possible. In the US Biden has built on Trump’s hostility to ratchet up tensions with America’s ‘strategic competitor’. Australian politicians are building nuclear-powered subs and openly talking about the prospects of war. Is conflict with China likely? How should the left respond to these increasing tensions?