China’s Top Diplomat Mocks U.S.’s ‘Perplexing’ Trade Complaints



Peter Martin and Miao Han

Wang Yi may be China’s top diplomat, but on Monday he sounded more like the country’s chief lecturer of economics. The Chinese foreign minister took advantage of a visit by his U.K. counterpart to give the U.S. a mocking economics lesson, saying American policies were to blame for the country’s trade deficit and the collapse of talks. Wang began in response to a reporter’s trade question, saying “let me share with you some basic facts and I believe you will make an objective and sensible assessment.” Read more here.