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Seoul needs to be on good terms with Beijing

Foreign Minister Park Jin is set to have a crucial meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi today to discuss issues of mutual concerns. The meeting to be held in Qingdao, Shandong Province, draws particular attention as it comes amid escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing on the heels of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan last week.

Park and Wang are expected to discuss diverse issues such as the envisioned U.S.-led "Chip 4" semiconductor alliance, security in East Asia and North Korea's possible nuclear test. South Korea plans to attend a preliminary Chip 4 meeting slated for late August or early September. Park needs to fully explain Seoul's stance over the matter to seek Beijing's understanding. Beijing is against the alliance........

© The Korea Times

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