Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi greets his Norwegian counterpart Ine Eriksen Soreide with an elbow bump in Oslo on Thursday. Wang is on a five-nation tour of Europe. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi greets his Norwegian counterpart Ine Eriksen Soreide with an elbow bump in Oslo on Thursday. Wang is on a five-nation tour of Europe. Photo: Xinhua

China seeks to manage crisis, shore up ties with diplomatic flurry in Europe and Asia

  • Latest charm offensive indicates strategic importance of its neighbours and EU countries in the long game with Washington
  • Foreign Minister Wang Yi is on a five-nation European tour, and Politburo member Yang Jiechi is also expected to visit the continent this week

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi greets his Norwegian counterpart Ine Eriksen Soreide with an elbow bump in Oslo on Thursday. Wang is on a five-nation tour of Europe. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi greets his Norwegian counterpart Ine Eriksen Soreide with an elbow bump in Oslo on Thursday. Wang is on a five-nation tour of Europe. Photo: Xinhua
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