China’s Yang Jiechi, a member of the Communist Party’s Politburo, with South Korea’s National Security Advisor Suh Hoon in China’s northern city of Tianjin on December 2. China is backing South Korea’s push for a formal end to the 1950-1953 Korean war. Photo: Xinhua
China’s Yang Jiechi, a member of the Communist Party’s Politburo, with South Korea’s National Security Advisor Suh Hoon in China’s northern city of Tianjin on December 2. China is backing South Korea’s push for a formal end to the 1950-1953 Korean war. Photo: Xinhua

China backs South Korea’s aim of official declaration of end to 1950-1953 Korean war

  • Politburo’s Yang Jiechi delivers message during meeting with South Korea’s National Security Director Suh Hoon; says formal end would help promote peace and stability on Korean peninsula
  • Seoul sees declaration as way to build trust with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and restart stalled denuclearisation talks; US says it and Seoul may have different perspectives on ‘precise sequence, timing, conditions’

Topic |   Korean peninsula
China’s Yang Jiechi, a member of the Communist Party’s Politburo, with South Korea’s National Security Advisor Suh Hoon in China’s northern city of Tianjin on December 2. China is backing South Korea’s push for a formal end to the 1950-1953 Korean war. Photo: Xinhua
China’s Yang Jiechi, a member of the Communist Party’s Politburo, with South Korea’s National Security Advisor Suh Hoon in China’s northern city of Tianjin on December 2. China is backing South Korea’s push for a formal end to the 1950-1953 Korean war. Photo: Xinhua
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