31 Jul 2018

Chinese-Japanese gaffe

From The Panel, 4:29 pm on 31 July 2018

A case of foot-in-mouth disease for the UK's new Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. At a meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi he said "My wife is Japanese " and quickly corrected himself to "My wife is Chinese". This has been viewed very dimly because of the long-standing strained relations between China and Japan.