Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at their news conference on Tuesday in Berlin, the last stop on Wang’s trip to Europe. Photo: EPA-EFE
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at their news conference on Tuesday in Berlin, the last stop on Wang’s trip to Europe. Photo: EPA-EFE

Chinese foreign minister sees only limited diplomatic gains from European trip

  • Wang Yi calls on EU to resist US efforts to decouple economically from China
  • But tour is filled with signs of diplomatic ‘promise fatigue’ with Beijing and Europe’s own wariness of dealing with China

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at their news conference on Tuesday in Berlin, the last stop on Wang’s trip to Europe. Photo: EPA-EFE
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at their news conference on Tuesday in Berlin, the last stop on Wang’s trip to Europe. Photo: EPA-EFE
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