South Korea Leader to Visit China as Japan's Abe Left Waiting

South Korea Leader to Visit China as Japan's Abe Left Waiting

South Korea Leader to Visit China as Japan's Abe Left Waiting

During his bilateral meeting with South Korea President Moon Jae-in on Monday, Duterte said he was hopeful that South Korean investors would pour in more investments in manufacturing, automotive, food production and processing, agribusiness, electronics and energy.

Last week, Seoul and Beijing agreed to move beyond a year-long stand-off over the deployment of a USA anti-missile system in South Korea, a dispute that has been devastating to South Korean businesses that rely on Chinese consumers. One, building stronger ties with the ASEAN and two, rallying support for South Korea's policy vis-a-vis North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

Moon's remarks were made available by his presidential office, the Blue House. A statement released by China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on November 12 said that Xi had reconfirmed China's position on deploying THAAD in South Korea during his meeting with Moon the previous day. "After confirming that position, President Xi said that it is nevertheless important at the present moment to work on the future-oriented development of the two countries" relations".

Also on Saturday, the United States and South Korea launched a joint naval drill in a show of strength against the North's leader Kim Jong-un.

In a speech to business leaders at the summit on Friday, Trump called on governments in the region to unite against Kim and "not be held hostage to a dictator's twisted fantasies of violent conquest and nuclear blackmail".

"Investors are in a wait-and-see mode as the prospect of the U.S. tax bill remains cloudy, which is a negative factor for offshore traders", Seo Sang-young, an analyst at Kiwoom Securities, said.

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Better relations with China will help the nation withstand potential rough economic conditions next year, South Korean Vice Finance Minister Ko Hyoung-kwon told Bloomberg News in an interview last week.

The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index lost 3.71 points, or 0.15 percent, to close at 2,526.64.

At 06:30 GMT, the KOSPI was down 12.60 points or 0.50 percent at 2,530.35.

"There are signs of cooperation and improving relations between China, South Korea and Japan". A banquet given for Trump featured a menu of shrimp caught in territory disputed with Japan, while the US president was also introduced to a former victim of the trafficking of women to Japanese imperial army brothels before and during World War Two. "We have, in turn, explained THAAD is not aimed at China but only towards curbing North Korea's nuclear and missile provocations", he said.

"I wish to further strengthen our ties with the Philippines, our long-time friend", Moon said.

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