As tensions between China and the US have risen, hundreds of “track one” communication channels have closed down. Photo: Handout
As tensions between China and the US have risen, hundreds of “track one” communication channels have closed down. Photo: Handout

Risk of military conflict between US and China higher than ever, experts say

  • Tensions rose after near-collision between American and Chinese destroyers, according to president of National Institute for South China Sea Studies
  • Existing communication mechanisms might not be sufficient to keep every encounter under control, Nanjing University professor says

As tensions between China and the US have risen, hundreds of “track one” communication channels have closed down. Photo: Handout
As tensions between China and the US have risen, hundreds of “track one” communication channels have closed down. Photo: Handout
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