China's State Councilor Yang Jiechi (left) pictured with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (centre) during his trip to Tokyo at the end of last month. Some analysts suggested the meeting showed ties were improving between the two nations. Photo: AFP

China, South Korea, Japan summit ‘postponed’ amid missile shield row

Talks planned for next month will not go ahead, sources say, with Beijing’s anger over Seoul’s deployment of a missile defence shield among the reasons

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China's State Councilor Yang Jiechi (left) pictured with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (centre) during his trip to Tokyo at the end of last month. Some analysts suggested the meeting showed ties were improving between the two nations. Photo: AFP
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Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.