National People's Congress

Xi's diplomacy seen as a boon to China

BEIJING • Chinese President Xi Jinping's head-of-state diplomacy has not only increased the international community's understanding of China but also raised China's status and influence internationally, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said yesterday.

"Head-of-state diplomacy, as the highest form of state-to-state interaction, plays a pivotal role and has irreplaceable strategic value," Mr Wang said at a press conference on the sidelines of the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC) or parliament.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 09, 2018, with the headline 'Xi's diplomacy seen as a boon to China'. Print Edition | Subscribe