Observers say the US is sending mixed messages on how it wants to resolve its differences with China. Photo: AFP

US-China relations: would a Mark Esper visit to Beijing ease tensions, or add to the confusion?

  • As the storm between Beijing and Washington continues to brew, the US defence secretary says he wants to improve ‘crisis communication’ channels
  • But with the two sides locked in conflict on multiple fronts, observers question what he will be able to achieve
Topic |   US-China trade war
Observers say the US is sending mixed messages on how it wants to resolve its differences with China. Photo: AFP
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