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Newsline: New China’s Foreign Minister Says ‘Deeply Impressed’ With Americans

New Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang offered effusive praise of Americans after stepping down as his nation’s top envoy to Washington, signaling that ties between the world’s biggest economies appear to be warming despite recent tensions over Taiwan. “I have been deeply impressed by so many hard-working, friendly and talented American people that I met,” Qin said in a Tweet on Tuesday, adding that he had “made many friends across the US.” (https://news.yahoo.com/china-foreign-minister-says-deeply-024601556.html) Qin said he’d continue to “support the growth of China-US relations,” and promote peace and development — comments that add to signs Beijing is adopting a softer diplomatic touch.

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