Following Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi emphasizing ‘strategic independence’ toward Korea and throwing a check on strengthening Korea-U.S.-Japan cooperation, state media representing the Chinese government’s position quoted an expert and said, ‘Korea should not regard concessions as good intentions.’ It was reported that
On the 2nd, the Chinese state-run English-language스포츠토토 newspaper Global Times introduced the phone call between Minister Wang and Foreign Minister Park Jin on the 31st of last month, quoting an expert, saying that this phone call reflected the Korean government’s anxiety about Korea-China relations, which have been going downhill since the Korea-U.S.-Japan summit. It was claimed that it was.
Zhan Debin, director of the Korean Peninsula Research Center at the Shanghai University of Foreign Economics and Trade, mentioned to this media outlet that Director Wang said he supports Korea’s role as chair of this year’s Korea-China-Japan Summit.
Director Jeon continued, “Expressing support for the Korea-China-Japan mechanism shows China’s goodwill toward developing relations with South Korea,” and added, “However, the Korean government should not take this as a sign of concession and will refrain from further provocation on a sensitive topic.” “It should not be done,” he argued.
He criticized, “Minister Park conveyed Korea’s expectations for stabilizing relations with China, but it was the Korean government that acted and challenged the status quo in China-ROK relations in a provocative manner.”
He also made it clear that the Korea-China relationship is less important than the Taiwan issue or the South China Sea issue, which are China’s core interests, and argued that it remains to be seen how Korea will react to these issues.
“China has provided enough goodwill, so now is the time for Korea to show sincerity,” said Jan.