China’s foreign minister cancels meeting with Japanese counterpart

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Amid tension over Taiwan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has cancelled a planned meeting with his Japanese counterpart Yoshimasa Hayashi, a spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry confirmed in Beijing on Thursday. Wang was due to meet Hayashi on the sidelines of a meeting of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying justified the cancellation with China’s anger at Japan’s position on the escalation around Taiwan, together with the United States and the EU within the framework of the Group of Seven (…

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