South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFPSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP

South Korean president risks rift with US by seeking closer ties with China, political rival warns

  • Moon Jae-in has been courting Xi Jinping for a possible state visit but the US remains the country’s most important security ally
  • The US has sought help to block Beijing’s push into disputed parts of the South China Sea and Moon’s party has been criticised for its silence

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFPSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP
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