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 FleetObservers 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’

Topic |   US-China relations
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 FleetObservers 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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