The details spoke volumes as Rok President-elect Yoon Seok-yeol met with The Chinese ambassador to set the tone for Sino-ROK relations

2022-06-01 0 By

In the past two days, Rok President-elect Yoon Seok-yeol has met with The Chinese ambassador to Seoul and revealed a detail that has set the tone for China-ROK relations.Mr Yoon will not take office until May 10th, but he is already busy.You can see that he has several directions in diplomacy.First of all, for South Korea, the US relationship is the most important, so they need to rebuild it.Recently, the relations between Japan and South Korea were not very good, so Yoon seok-yeol also vowed to improve the relations between Japan and South Korea.And the most important thing for our Chinese friends is how to develop China-SOUTH Korea relations?Yoon set a tone for building china-South Korea relations on the basis of mutual respect.It can be seen that when Yun Met with Xing Haiming, The Chinese ambassador to South Korea, the atmosphere of the meeting was not as tough, cold and even belligerent towards China as he had been during the whole election campaign.After all, when he was running for office, Yoon said South Korea would have to be bold with China if it wanted to be a great power.He also mentioned that President Moon’s attitude toward China after the THAAD incident was too conciliatory and even a little humble.After criticizing the Moon jae-in administration at that time, Minister Yoon said that he would not like Moon to deploy more THAAD if he is elected.Think about it. At that time, it felt like we had to be tough on China.Because South Korea has a goal to stop being a regional power and become a global hub.In this case, Ms. Yin felt she had to get tough.However, when he met Xing Haiming, The Chinese ambassador to Korea, the atmosphere was completely different.He said to Ambassador Xing Haiming, the two of us are old acquaintances, so we feel very cordial.Moreover, He also stressed that China is South Korea’s largest trading partner, and South Korea is China’s third largest trading partner. Therefore, the bilateral relations are actually very close.To be honest, it is true that South Korea has had many presidents. No matter Park Geun-hye, Moon Jae-in or before that, Roh Moo-hyun and so on, when it comes to China, they are actually cautious, because neighbors cannot be moved away.In his meeting with the Chinese ambassador, Yoon also stressed one detail that was significant.He told our ambassador that he still has precious video of 1992 when China and South Korea established diplomatic relations in his mobile phone.This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and South Korea. At the time, South Korea’s president was Roh Tae-woo, the predecessor of the People’s Power Party of which Yoon is now a member.In other words, from the party point of view, the founder of the close relationship between China and South Korea, and the current Yin Xiyue, that is the same party, the same origin.In the words of our common people, it would be a little too close to say.It is also hoped that the future China-South Korea relations can continue to develop on such a soft tone of mutual respect.We know that there is a clear attitude in the ROK towards China’s opposition and rejection.First, it depends on the international environment. The United States is now taking China as its biggest strategic rival, which makes South Korea, which regards the U.S.-South Korea alliance as a blood alliance, have to take this into consideration.The second point is that now China’s rapid economic ascent, included in the international status is also more and more high, this let once ahead of China’s economy, is also the Asian tigers in South Korea, some people in the heart is not great, and the younger, now South Korea began to care about politics, the younger generation is also a basic disk Yin Xiyue voters, attitude, they are in China is not friendly.Both of these aspects will constrain Mr Yin’s attitude towards China.But in general, due to the size of China and the good relations between China and South Korea, the economic development of South Korea and people’s lives are closely related.Therefore, it is believed that President Yoon will not cause major ups and downs in China-South Korea relations during his term in office.In addition, there are two-thirds of lawmakers in the National Assembly who belong to the ruling party of the Moon Jae-in administration, not the People Power Party of Yoon, and they can also check Yoon’s China policy.Therefore, I believe that in the future china-ROK relations, we will respect and understand each other, but we will adhere to our own principles.For example, for China, if the ROK really wants to interfere in our affairs across the Taiwan Strait, this is absolutely unacceptable.