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China sends foreign minister to Japan with eye on post-Trump order

Wang Yi to meet with Prime Minister Suga and counterpart Motegi

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, will be the first high-ranking official from his country to meet with new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in person.

TOKYO -- Now that the post-Trump world order is in sight, China thinks it is time to send its foreign minister to Japan to gain insight into its new government's stance on Beijing.

Wang Yi, who is also a state councilor, will visit Japan from Tuesday to Wednesday, both countries announced Friday. He is scheduled to meet with both Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi.

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