China-US tensions soar as Wang Yi visits EuropeBloomberg and AP, PARISChina yesterday questioned whether the US genuinely seeks to repair ties damaged by a dispute over a spy balloon as the two nations’ top diplomats head to a security conference in Germany, where they might meet on the sidelines. Chinese Central Foreign Affairs Commission Director Wang Yi (王毅) is to attend the conference as part of a visit to several European countries. Chinese Central Foreign Affairs Commission Director Wang Yi, left, shakes hands with French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Catherine Colonna in Paris on Wednesday. Wang was yesterday scheduled to participate in a session of a French-Chinese strategic dialogue with Macron’s top diplomatic adviser to discuss bilateral projects. “The US cannot ask for communication and dialogue on the one hand while sharpening differences and escalating crises on the other,” Wang Wenbin said yesterday.
Source: Taipei Times February 17, 2023 00:17 UTC