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 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

Topic |   China-EU relations
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 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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