Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Belgian counterpart Hadja Lahbib on January 12. Lahbib said that Belgium does not support Taiwan independence and that it looks forward to developing stable and constructive bilateral relations, deepening high-quality cooperation and strengthening people-to-people exchanges with China. She said that Belgium hopes economic and trade relations with China will become more balanced and that more European companies will enter the Chinese market.
Wang stressed that China will adhere to a path of peaceful development, high-quality development and high-level opening up. Protectionism has no future, and the generalization of "de-risking" will only lead to greater risks, Wang said.