South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Parliament House in Canberra on December 13, 2021. Photo: Reuters
South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Parliament House in Canberra on December 13, 2021. Photo: Reuters

South Korea’s rare earths, defence deals with Australia ‘not aimed at China’, analysts say

  • President Moon has signed a string of deals in Australia, where he is on a state visit that local media have painted as being aimed at China
  • But observers say the trip is more likely a chance for both to ‘rediscover the other as a partner of strategic significance’ amid climate change, a turbulent international order and global supply chain instability

Topic |   China-Australia relations
South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Parliament House in Canberra on December 13, 2021. Photo: Reuters
South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Parliament House in Canberra on December 13, 2021. Photo: Reuters
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