Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide (right) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi greet each other with an elbow bump in Oslo on August 27. Photo: EPA-EFE Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide (right) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi greet each other with an elbow bump in Oslo on August 27. Photo: EPA-EFE
Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide (right) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi greet each other with an elbow bump in Oslo on August 27. Photo: EPA-EFE
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

How China’s European diplomatic blizzard can whip up concrete results

  • The flurry of top-level Chinese diplomacy in Europe comes after months of US efforts to create a strong transatlantic front against China
  • Given that Europe is more willing than the US to accept China as a ‘difficult’ partner, Beijing must go beyond platitudes during this crucial window

Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide (right) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi greet each other with an elbow bump in Oslo on August 27. Photo: EPA-EFE Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide (right) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi greet each other with an elbow bump in Oslo on August 27. Photo: EPA-EFE
Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide (right) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi greet each other with an elbow bump in Oslo on August 27. Photo: EPA-EFE
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.