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South Korean leader visits colonial-era government site in China

  • December 17, 2017
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All Sunday papers wrote that South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday visited the site of the Korean provisional government in Chongqing, China, that was set up during Japan’s colonial rule of the peninsula. Moon expressed appreciation for China’s efforts to preserve the site as a museum. Asahi wrote that Moon played up the shared history of South Korea and China in resisting Japan’s wartime military aggression in order to improve Seoul’s relations with Beijing that have deteriorated over South Korea’s deployment of a THAAD system. Nikkei wrote that the moves by Moon will likely cast a shadow over Japan’s ties with South Korea.

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