Revive US-China exchange programmes to cut through mistrust, analysts urge

China and the United States should revive exchange programmes in areas such as health or even the media rather waiting for ties to improve from the top, diplomatic analysts suggested at an online conference in the US.Relations between the two countries have plummeted in recent years and personal bonds could go some way to repairing that relationship, they said, as Beijing and Washington wrestle over a range of issues from the South China Sea to Xinjiang and Hong Kong.Maria Repnikova, assistant…