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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (Photo by Akira Kodaka)
International relations

Beijing blends tough talk with promise of dialogue

Foreign minister takes aim at missile system, lectures Japan

OKI NAGAI, Nikkei staff writer | China

BEIJING -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attempted a delicate balancing act at a news conference Wednesday, leery of either stoking international tensions or appearing weak at home during a critical political season.

While expressing hope for a China-U.S. summit, Wang criticized the U.S. and South Korea for the deployment of an anti-missile system. He had harsh words for Japan from a historical context.

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