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
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

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
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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