Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong on the 3rd and agreed to expand cooperation toward the realization of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
As the conflict between the United States and China deepens, it seems that there is also the aim of strengthening relations with South Korea, an ally of the United States, and restraining the Biden administration.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with South Korean Foreign Minister Jung Wei-young, who visited China as his first foreign visit after taking office, in Xiamen, Fujian Province, on the 3rd.
At the beginning of the meeting, Foreign Minister Chung said last month that he would like China to play a constructive role in responding to North Korea, which launched a ballistic missile, "to substantially advance the peace process on the Korean Peninsula." I asked for.
According to the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the meeting, the two foreign ministers agreed to expand cooperation toward the realization of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Also, is that next year is based on the fact that become 30 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, in addition to and enhance the strategic partner relationship, it was confirmed that work together for the realization of the South Korea visit of Xi Jinping Jintao ..
As the Biden administration in the United States strengthens its movement, which can be said to be a siege of China, China seems to have the aim of strengthening and restraining relations with South Korea, which is an ally of the United States.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi clearly opposes the US Biden administration
Prior to the meeting with South Korea's Foreign Minister, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced that from 31st to 2nd of this month, the four foreign ministers of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines, which are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, will each be South Korea. Like the Foreign Minister of Malaysia, I was invited to the southern part of Fujian Province to have a meeting.
According to the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Minister Wang has informed foreign ministers of each country that he will support ASEAN's principle of non-intervention in domestic affairs over the situation in Myanmar.
He also told the Philippine Foreign Minister that the UN Security Council's emergency meeting on the situation in Myanmar should avoid unjustified intervention that would undermine Myanmar's sovereignty and further complicate matters.
While Western countries have shown a strict stance toward the Myanmar military and are demanding sanctions such as an embargo on weapons, China is opposed to it with Russia and demanded that it be in tune.
Foreign Minister Wang has recently held talks with foreign ministers such as Russia, the Middle East, and ASEAN countries, and has made clear his stance against the movement of the US Byden administration, which can be said to be the siege of China.
Expert "Aim for China America and its allies"
Masahiro Kohara, a former professor at the University of Tokyo's graduate school who served as Consul General of Shanghai until 2015 and is familiar with international affairs in China and Asia, said, "The United States and China are now entering an era of total strategic competition. We are doing diplomacy that is fully united with our allies, while China wants to drive a wedge between the United States and the country in which it is trying to strengthen its ties. " ..
On top of that, "China has recently invited foreign ministers from ASEAN countries and is actively making friends through active diplomacy, such as visiting the Middle East and Eastern Europe. This includes the China-Korea Foreign Ministers' Meeting. "
On the other hand, regarding the impact of these Chinese movements on the region, "Many countries will be in a difficult position, even between the United States and China. While there are security benefits with the United States, with China There are economic benefits in between. China is using huge markets and financial aid to shake these countries, just candy and whip. Many countries choose China or the United States. We have to make difficult choices. "
Regarding the role of Japan, Mr. Ohara said, "What kind of diplomacy Japan will develop will be very important for the region, and the role will be questioned. Difficult diplomacy is required to maintain a stable relationship without letting them do it. "