US says formally invites new Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi to Washington

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi poses as he meets Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan (not seen) in Ankara, Turkey, July 26, 2023. Stringer/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The United States has formally invited China’s newly reappointed foreign minister, Wang Yi, to Washington, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, after Wang’s predecessor was abruptly removed from his post by Beijing.

China reappointed veteran diplomat Wang last week, replacing former rising star Qin Gang, who has not been seen for more than month — a mysterious absence after just seven months in the job that has raised […]

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