Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit comes amid increasing strategic rivalry between Beijing and Washington. Photo: AFP

China’s top diplomat Wang Yi to visit South Korea as Beijing seeks to repair ties

  • Foreign minister will spend two days in Seoul and is expected to meet President Moon Jae-in
  • It’s his first visit since relations soured over anti-missile system in 2017
Topic |   South Korea

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit comes amid increasing strategic rivalry between Beijing and Washington. Photo: AFP
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US Army general Vincent Brooks (left), at the time commander of United States Forces Korea, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, last year. Photo: AFP

South Korea’s decision to stay in intelligence pact with Japan helps US contain China, analysts say

  • Pact’s end would have aided Beijing by weakening Seoul-Tokyo cooperation and US-led alliance with South Korea and Japan, says former US Forces Korea commander
  • Seoul reversed decision to exit General Security of Military Information Agreement just six hours before it would have expired
Topic |   South Korea

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US Army general Vincent Brooks (left), at the time commander of United States Forces Korea, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, last year. Photo: AFP
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