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WEEK IN REVIEW: China’s Top Diplomat Wang Yi Will Travel to Africa Next Week

Former Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. ANGELOS TZORTZINIS / AFP

China’s top diplomat Wang Yi will travel to Africa next week. He is attending a meeting of BRICS national security advisors in Johannesburg on 24 and 25 July. In addition to South Africa, he will also visit Nigeria, Kenya, and Türkiye. (CHINESE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS)

The Chinese Defense Ministry confirmed Saturday that Russian navy and air force assets will participate in upcoming joint exercises in politically sensitive waters near Japan. The Northern/Interaction-2023 drills are widely seen as a response to similar joint maneuvers by the U.S. and its allies in the Asia-Pacific region. (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST)

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