Speaking Of Asia

Quad gets China's attention

Reports suggesting that the Quad has lost its fizzle may be vastly exaggerated

Shortly after the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue that groups the United States, Japan, Australia and India was revived in November 2017, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was asked about the development at a press conference held on the sidelines of the National People's Congress.

Mr Wang's response at the time was that there was no shortage of headline-grabbing ideas and the Quad was one such. It would be "like the foam on the sea… (to) get attention but will soon dissipate", was his assessment then.

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