Observers say talks between the US and China can help to ensure their “cold war” does not develop into an armed conflict. Photo: US Pacific Fleet
Observers say talks between the US and China can help to ensure their “cold war” does not develop into an armed conflict. Photo: US Pacific Fleet

US-China relations: can US Defence Secretary Mark Esper’s visit to Beijing stop a cold war getting hot?

  • Despite referring to China’s ‘bad behaviour’, Esper’s desire to visit suggests he is keen to see relations improve, observers say
  • Source close to People’s Liberation Army says military doesn’t want ties to be driven by China’s ‘wolf warrior diplomacy’

Observers say talks between the US and China can help to ensure their “cold war” does not develop into an armed conflict. Photo: US Pacific Fleet
Observers say talks between the US and China can help to ensure their “cold war” does not develop into an armed conflict. Photo: US Pacific Fleet
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