Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Photo: AP

China hopes to profit as US relationship with Japan and South Korea frays

  • Beijing is trying to improve ties with its neighbours as the Trump administration complains about the costs of America’s alliances with Tokyo and Seoul
  • Observers warn there may be limits as to how effective this approach will prove in the long term given their own concerns about China and reliance on Washington
Topic |   US-China relations

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Photo: AP
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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.