Blinken Cools Heels in Beijing as Chinese PM Treads EU Red Carpet
China downplays German diversification to woo France and Germany
By: Toh Han Shih
While US Secretary of State Antony Blinken got a lukewarm reception in Beijing, China is wooing France and Germany to offset its increasingly hostile relations with the US. On June 18, Blinken arrived in Beijing, while Chinese Prime Minister Li Qiang arrived in Berlin as part of his June 18-23 visit to France and Germany.
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