Global Affairs

Mr Wang Yi goes to Europe

The recent European tour of China's Foreign Minister reveals the gaps in China's charm offensive towards Europe

ST ILLUSTRATION: MANNY FRANCISCO

LONDON • The last week in August is not the best time to visit Europe for anything other than tourism.

And yet that's when Mr Wang Yi, China's Foreign Minister, decided to make his first diplomatic visit to the continent since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 31, 2020, with the headline 'Mr Wang Yi goes to Europe'. Print Edition | Subscribe