Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo Leaders Meet Amid Tension with North Korea

Hülya Karahan: Production Editor
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Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Beijing.

On Tuesday (24th), the two will attend the 8th China-Japan-ROK Leadership Meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Chengdu, Sichuan.

China, Japan, and South Korea have long been plagued by problems left over by history, and relations have been repeated in recent years. Scholars said that due to regional trade frictions and the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, the three leaders undoubtedly hope to find opportunities to break the deadlock in their bilateral relations through the China-Japan-Korea Leadership Meeting mechanism.

On the 23rd, Xi Jinping met with Shinzo Abe in the Great Hall of the People and expressed his hope that China-Japanese relations will “go to a new level.”

According to CCTV news, Xi Jinping emphasized that China and Japan should practice the political consensus of “mutual cooperation as a partner and not a threat to each other”, “turn competition into coordination”, and promote cooperation on the “Belt and Road”

 

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Shinzo Abe: “Prior to the mid-Japan-South Korea summit, we come upon during the day summit meeting with Xi Jinping Jintao in Beijing. They agreed to work together to completely denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, and exchanged frank opinions on various issues in the region. Japan and China have a great responsibility for the peace, stability and prosperity of this region and the world. I believe that the international community is required to share the recognition of fulfilling that responsibility with President Xi and to clearly demonstrate his will in the current Asian situation.”

The Japan-China-Korea Summit shared strong concerns over the repeated launch of ballistic missiles by North Korea. Further challenges should be controlled. He has issued a consistent message in favor of the US-North Korean process towards a complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Shinzo Abe:Japan-China-Korea Summit shared strong concerns over the repeated launch of ballistic missiles by North Korea. Further challenges should be controlled. He has issued a consistent message in favor of the US-North Korean process towards a complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
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The trilateral meeting comes in the southwestern city of Chengdu, amid demands from Pyongyang to ease sanctions imposed by the end of the year and the threat that it might take unspecified measures if its demand is not met.

The assembled leaders, Prime Minister Lee Keqiang, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, are expected to discuss strengthening regional cooperation in the fields of economy, environment and exchange of experiences.

This tripartite summit is due to the repercussions of the 1997 Asian financial crisis, which destroyed companies across the region, and prompted steps towards more economic integration.

The three countries represent about 24 percent of world trade, and the volume of trade between them exceeds $ 720 billion last year.

As the administration of US President Donald Trump abandoned the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, China led an alternative grouping of 16 countries, the comprehensive regional economic partnership.

Although China is the most important source of investment, diplomatic support and economic aid to Pyongyang, it has not shown much success in persuading the Kim Jong Un regime to abandon its nuclear arsenal.

The United States has demanded steps to fully nuclear disarmament before any sanctions are lifted, while Beijing supports a multi-stage approach. There are also quarrels between the three countries.

While Japan and China have finally put their historical differences aside, South Korea and Japan are still fighting over issues related to Japan’s colonization of the Korean peninsula in the past century, a conflict that is now affecting their vital economic ties.