Bilateral tensions: the US has been told to shut its Chengdu consulate in retaliation for Washington’s abrupt order for China to close its Houston mission. Photo: AFPBilateral tensions: the US has been told to shut its Chengdu consulate in retaliation for Washington’s abrupt order for China to close its Houston mission. Photo: AFP
Bilateral tensions: the US has been told to shut its Chengdu consulate in retaliation for Washington’s abrupt order for China to close its Houston mission. Photo: AFP

Can the US-China relationship ever go back to the pre-Donald Trump days?

  • Observers are pessimistic about where bilateral ties are headed after this week’s escalation of tensions
  • Beijing and Washington have entered their most unpredictable period since the 1970s

Topic |   US-China decoupling
Bilateral tensions: the US has been told to shut its Chengdu consulate in retaliation for Washington’s abrupt order for China to close its Houston mission. Photo: AFPBilateral tensions: the US has been told to shut its Chengdu consulate in retaliation for Washington’s abrupt order for China to close its Houston mission. Photo: AFP
Bilateral tensions: the US has been told to shut its Chengdu consulate in retaliation for Washington’s abrupt order for China to close its Houston mission. Photo: AFP
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