KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 -- Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today expressed hope that the US and China would see "enough sense" to end its long drawn trade war, and reminded of the importance of a healthy competition.

In his speech at the 33rd Asia-Pacific Roundtable at the Hilton Hotel here, Dr Mahathir said that the trade war between the two nations can ultimately impact the rest of the countries, which would in turn, become a "hapless collateral damage".

"A major challenge for all of us now is the US-China trade war. Its deterioration from a trading skirmish to a trade war has been most disappointing, with the prospect of worsening into a long-term Cold War.

"I hope the US and China will soon see enough sense to replace conflict...