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Qin Gang’s Press Conference Offered Many Global South Takeaways, Between the Punches Thrown at the U.S.

Qin Gang’s first press conference as foreign minister on the sidelines of the National People’s Congress now underway in Beijing will be remembered for his warning to the United States that if Washington really wants to pick a fight with China, then that’s what they’ll get.

But in between Qin’s various counterattacks against the U.S. on Tuesday, the new foreign minister also laid out several important new themes in Chinese policy that will shape Beijing’s engagement in developing regions:

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