Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (left), Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (centre), and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are expected to meet in Chengdu on Tuesday for 2019’s trilateral talks. Photo: EPA-EFEChinese Premier Li Keqiang (left), Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (centre), and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are expected to meet in Chengdu on Tuesday for 2019’s trilateral talks. Photo: EPA-EFE
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (left), Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (centre), and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are expected to meet in Chengdu on Tuesday for 2019’s trilateral talks. Photo: EPA-EFE

China eager to help break Japan-South Korea stalemate at summit and ease way to free-trade agreement

  • Meeting in Chengdu will strengthen Beijing’s influence in East Asia and fill diplomatic void left by US, observers say
  • Japan’s Shinzo Abe and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in expected to hold first bilateral talks in more than a year, governments say

Topic |   South Korea
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (left), Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (centre), and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are expected to meet in Chengdu on Tuesday for 2019’s trilateral talks. Photo: EPA-EFEChinese Premier Li Keqiang (left), Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (centre), and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are expected to meet in Chengdu on Tuesday for 2019’s trilateral talks. Photo: EPA-EFE
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (left), Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (centre), and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are expected to meet in Chengdu on Tuesday for 2019’s trilateral talks. Photo: EPA-EFE
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