People mourn South Korea’s former president Roh Tae-woo at a memorial altar in Seoul National University Hospital. Photo: Yonhap via Reuters
People mourn South Korea’s former president Roh Tae-woo at a memorial altar in Seoul National University Hospital. Photo: Yonhap via Reuters
South Korea

Chinese envoy to South Korea mourns ‘old friend of China’ Roh Tae-woo

  • South Korea’s last military general-turned-president established diplomatic ties with China in 1992 after severing ties with Taiwan
  • Ambassador Xing Haiming said he was ‘very saddened’ by the death of Roh, noting his ‘significant achievements’ in setting up Beijing-Seoul relations

People mourn South Korea’s former president Roh Tae-woo at a memorial altar in Seoul National University Hospital. Photo: Yonhap via Reuters
People mourn South Korea’s former president Roh Tae-woo at a memorial altar in Seoul National University Hospital. Photo: Yonhap via Reuters
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