China-ROK Relations Renewed
December 14, Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomes President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea (ROK) with a ceremony before their talks at the Great Hall of the People. During the meeting, the two leaders agreed to advance bilateral relations to ensure the long-term stability of China-ROK ties. Considering that the two countries have important common interests in maintaining the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula, Xi said China will continue to strengthen communication and coordination with the ROK in maintaining stability and preventing the outbreak of war on the peninsula through the promotion of peace and talks.
Moon’s visit evidences that China-ROK relations are “entering a new phase” as the two countries become closer through exchanging strategic views in the face of increasing pressure on the stability of the Korean Peninsula.
Moon made a state visit to China from December 13 to 16. This was his fifth trip to China and first as president of the ROK.