US-China ties, which are already suffering from a trade-war, have come under immense strain against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the United States has reportedly been exploring alternatives to doing business with Beijing.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed with Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar Monday about the possibility of moving supply chains away from China.

In the hour-long video conference titled ‘experimental online diplomacy’, Pompeo discussed the fallout of the pandemic on the US economy and its dependency on “one country”.

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