Yang Jiechi, director of the Communist Party’s foreign affairs office, is expected to help lay the groundwork for President Xi Jinping’s summit with EU leaders next month. Photo: Getty ImagesYang Jiechi, director of the Communist Party’s foreign affairs office, is expected to help lay the groundwork for President Xi Jinping’s summit with EU leaders next month. Photo: Getty Images
Yang Jiechi, director of the Communist Party’s foreign affairs office, is expected to help lay the groundwork for President Xi Jinping’s summit with EU leaders next month. Photo: Getty Images

exclusive | China’s top diplomats in ‘unprecedented’ back-to-back Europe trips amid tensions with US

  • Politburo member Yang Jiechi is expected to visit Greece, Spain and potentially Portugal next week, according to diplomatic sources
  • He will arrive days after Foreign Minister Wang Yi finishes his tour in an effort to ‘make sure that Europe is a strategic partner for China’, analyst says

Topic |   China-EU relations
Yang Jiechi, director of the Communist Party’s foreign affairs office, is expected to help lay the groundwork for President Xi Jinping’s summit with EU leaders next month. Photo: Getty ImagesYang Jiechi, director of the Communist Party’s foreign affairs office, is expected to help lay the groundwork for President Xi Jinping’s summit with EU leaders next month. Photo: Getty Images
Yang Jiechi, director of the Communist Party’s foreign affairs office, is expected to help lay the groundwork for President Xi Jinping’s summit with EU leaders next month. Photo: Getty Images
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