China’s deputy foreign minister Ma Zhaoxu has signalled that there will be no change to Beijing’s assertive diplomacy after the 20th Communist Party national congress in October. Photo: Reuters
China’s deputy foreign minister Ma Zhaoxu has signalled that there will be no change to Beijing’s assertive diplomacy after the 20th Communist Party national congress in October. Photo: Reuters

‘No retreat’ for China’s hardline diplomats after 20th party congress

  • Deputy foreign minister Ma Zhaoxu makes clear that ‘diplomatic struggle’ against threats to core interests will continue after October event
  • ‘The era of China being slaughtered by others is long gone, and no force can stop China’s development and progress,’ he says

China’s deputy foreign minister Ma Zhaoxu has signalled that there will be no change to Beijing’s assertive diplomacy after the 20th Communist Party national congress in October. Photo: Reuters
China’s deputy foreign minister Ma Zhaoxu has signalled that there will be no change to Beijing’s assertive diplomacy after the 20th Communist Party national congress in October. Photo: Reuters
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