Traditional routes of engagement between China and the US are no longer operating as effectively as they used to. Photo: Reuters

China-US diplomatic backchannels dry up, making it harder to communicate in tough times

  • Deteriorating relationship falters without behind-the-scenes meetings and messages between Beijing and Washington
  • Coronavirus travel restrictions and a more belligerent diplomacy style on both sides make constructive communication difficult
Topic |   US-China relations
Traditional routes of engagement between China and the US are no longer operating as effectively as they used to. Photo: Reuters
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