South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks by telephone with Chinese President Xi Jinping in February last year. Photo: DPA South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks by telephone with Chinese President Xi Jinping in February last year. Photo: DPA
South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks by telephone with Chinese President Xi Jinping in February last year. Photo: DPA
South Korea

Xi Jinping charms Moon Jae-in as China and US compete for an ally in South Korea

  • Leaders of China and South Korea agree to boost ties and reschedule visit by Xi Jinping in first phone exchange in eight months
  • Move seen as a ‘charm offensive’ by Beijing to thwart plans by Joe Biden administration to engage Seoul in an anti-China alliance of democracies

Topic |   South Korea
South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks by telephone with Chinese President Xi Jinping in February last year. Photo: DPA South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks by telephone with Chinese President Xi Jinping in February last year. Photo: DPA
South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks by telephone with Chinese President Xi Jinping in February last year. Photo: DPA
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