Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi walks past the US and Chinese national flags as he prepares to meet US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on September 30. Photo: EPA-EFE

As China’s global prestige rises, so should the status of its foreign minister

Andrei Lungu says the relatively low ranking of China’s foreign minister, its voice on the world stage, doesn’t fit the nation’s role as a major power. The upcoming party congress is a chance to change that by promoting him to the Politburo

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Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi walks past the US and Chinese national flags as he prepares to meet US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on September 30. Photo: EPA-EFE
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