Beijing courts Southeast Asian nations in bid to counter South China Sea backlash

Mar 30, 2021 | INVESTING

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is expected to meet his Southeast Asian counterparts this week, stepping up Beijing’s attempts to engage with the region and counter growing criticism over its activities in the South China Sea.Sources said details of the meeting are still being worked out but it is likely to be held in China’s Fujian province. Chinese President Xi Jinping had wrapped up a four-day trip to Fujian last week, the first after China’s top legislature approved the country’s next five…

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