Japanese and South Korean Leaders to Meet Chinese Leaders in China to Discuss about North Korea

  • China, Japan, and South Korea are scheduled to meet this week for discussing the new confrontation between the United States and North Korea. On Monday, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping. Both the leaders will then travel to Chengdu (a southwestern city of China) to meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and have a trilateral meeting. North Korea has set a December 31 deadline for the US to make concessions on the economic sanctions it had imposed for a long time but Washington seems unmoved. PDRK has threatened to pursue a “new path” from New Year. While briefing about the trilateral meetings, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui told media that China wants a political solution for “safeguarding the stability and peace of the Korean Peninsula”, keeping in mind the “interests of China, Japan, and South Korea”.