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US/China: What Would a Bilateral “Thaw” Look Like?

US-China diplomatic contacts are increasing, and bilateral relations appear to be returning to the baseline established prior to February's balloon incident. Despite this apparent "thaw," we see little scope for substantive breakthroughs in bilateral ties, given that neither side is willing to offer concessions. Even absent concrete policy shifts, however,…

May 26, 2023
By Gabriel Wildau