Jeremy Hunt on his first trip to China, in slip of tongue says his wife was Japanese
In a slip of the tongue during his maiden trip to China as Britain's new foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt on Monday told his Chinese counterpart that his wife was Japanese, but backtracked quickly.
At the start of talks in Beijing, the capital, Hunt told the government's top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, that he had a long relationship with China, beginning with a backpacking trip when he was 19.
The rest of his talks with Wang, a former Chinese ambassador to Japan who speaks fluent Japanese, went much better, though.
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