China fears Europe will ‘stab it in the back’ as trade conflict with US escalates

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi urged his European counterparts not to “stab China in the back” amid the escalating trade tensions between China and the United States.
Brussels has also been irked by Trump’s plans to impose tariffs on European goods, but Beijing fears that the EU will strike its own deal with Washington, leaving China isolated.
Wang made the comments in a meeting on Thursday with his Austrian counterpart Karin Kneissl, where the Chinese foreign ministry…

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