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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s Annual Mystery Tour of Africa

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi listens to Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (not pictured) during their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing on December 31, 2019. Noel CELIS / POOL / AFP

What a snapshot of this moment in foreign policy: as China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi embarks this week on his annual tour of African countries, the Pentagon is publicly disagreeing with U.S. President Trump about exactly which Iranian sites might be targeted in possible airstrikes.

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