S. Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

Moon Jae-in, the newly elected leader of South Korea, moved swiftly to mend ties with China on Thursday, announcing plans to dispatch a delegation to Beijing to resolve a festering dispute over the deployment of a USA missile-defense system in his country.

Moon advocated a two-track approach of pressure and sanctions toward North Korea to resolve the country's nuclear issue in a comprehensive, staged way.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull agreed Friday to jointly deal with a spread of trade protectionism in the global market, Moon's presidential office said.

Regional experts have believed for months that North Korea is preparing for its sixth nuclear test and was working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States, presenting President Donald Trump with perhaps his most pressing security issue.

Moon has said he would "go to Pyongyang if conditions are met" during his inaugural address, and had proposed the reopening of a jointly operated factory park in the right circumstances.

"Putin and Moon agreed on further contacts", the Kremlin said.

The Ministry of Unification said that the detailed report contrasted with its one-sentence dispatch in December 2012, when the former conservative President Park Geun-hye was elected.

Moon began his duties earlier in the day by receiving a briefing about North Korea from Army Gen.

Yoon said the initiative was mentioned during a 40-minute phone call yesterday, the first between Moon and China's President Xi Jinping.

While South Korea, China and Japan all worry about North Korea, ties between South Korea and China have been strained by South Korea's decision to install a United States anti-missile system in defence against the North.

On Thursday, the USA director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, told the Senate Intelligence Committee that North Korea posed "a very significant, potentially existential threat to the United States that has to be addressed".

Moon and Trump may also disagree on the USA missile defense system THAAD.

The talks collapsed in 2008 after North Korea launched a rocket. The plan under consideration, Kim said, was for Moon to have his first encounter with Trump during the G-20 summit, which will be held in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7-8, and then to visit Washington around the UN General Assembly in September for a summit.

The Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) missile system, aimed at intercepting attacks from North Korea, was made operational in South Korea last week.

Recommended News

  • Free agent DB McCourty signs with Browns

    Free agent DB McCourty signs with Browns

    The Cleveland Browns agreed to terms with defensive back Jason McCourty, formerly of the Tennessee Titans, on a two-year contract. Update: According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport , the Browns are expected to sign Jason McCourty , barring a late snag.

    Lawmakers Demand Action Against Turkish Government After Violence Erupts Outside Embassy

    The protesters were chanting anti-Erdogan slogans as he entered the embassy on Tuesday after meeting with President Donald Trump. Earlier Thursday, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the Trump administration understood Turkey's position against the YPG.
    Defence experts demand consular access for Kulbhushan Jadhav

    Defence experts demand consular access for Kulbhushan Jadhav

    The Vienna Convention has been a frequent subject of disputes at the ICJ, often in cases involving the United States. The case has escalated tensions between the two countries, which routinely accuse one another of sending spies.
  • Zaza Pachulia expected to be enemy No. 1 for Spurs fans

    Zaza Pachulia expected to be enemy No. 1 for Spurs fans

    He returned in Game 1 of the Warriors series and had 26 points and eight rebounds before hurting the ankle again. Leonard's All-NBA honors mark the 20th consecutive season the Spurs have had a player named to an All-NBA Team.
    Foot Locker Thinking of 'Plan B' As Sales Weaken

    Foot Locker Thinking of 'Plan B' As Sales Weaken

    In general, more thrust is placed on most recent actions by assigning higher weights to it than those assigned to past movements. The stock was down as much as 2.9% earlier at an intraday low of $18.35, which was the lowest price seen since August 20, 2013.
    Pain Teased The Possible Release Of His Long-Lost Project With Lil Wayne

    Pain Teased The Possible Release Of His Long-Lost Project With Lil Wayne

    T-Pain not only shared the artwork for the album, he also implied that it could drop very, very soon. On the upbeat "Waist of a Wasp", T-Wayne rap about seducing their ladyloves in a variety of ways.
  • Cannes 2017: Aishwarya Rai is all set for red carpet

    Cannes 2017: Aishwarya Rai is all set for red carpet

    The actress' first look at Cannes saw her in an ethereal avatar as she donned a sheer green tiered ensemble by Yanina Couture. For her lovely eyes, she applied the La Palette Nude in Rose, Superliner Black Lacquer and the Volume Million Lashes Mascara.
    Log in, look out: Cyber chaos spreads with workweek's start

    Log in, look out: Cyber chaos spreads with workweek's start

    The meeting was called to assess the threat posed by a global computer ransomware attack, a senior administration official said. That low-priced move redirected the attacks to the server of Kryptos Logic, the security company he works for.

    Stock Price Analysis of The Home Depot, Inc. (HD)

    Mascoma Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in Home Depot during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $166,000. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: This news story was originally reported by [[site]] and is the sole property of of [[site]].
  • Gay Men Fleeing Torture in Chechnya Denied U.S. Visas

    Gay Men Fleeing Torture in Chechnya Denied U.S. Visas

    Independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta first reported the imprisonment and abuse of gay Chechens in April . She went on to say that "the United States is not going to issue visas for people from Chechnya ".
    2nd Ebola case confirmed among 20 suspected in Congo

    2nd Ebola case confirmed among 20 suspected in Congo

    Since then, the country has witnessed at least nine outbreaks - more than any other country - with the latest coming in 2014. The country "has taken all necessary measures to respond quickly and efficiently to this new outbreak", Ilunga said .
    Element Integrates Amazon Fire TV Into New Sets

    Element Integrates Amazon Fire TV Into New Sets

    And those same voice controls on the remote also let you switch inputs, adjust volume, and other critical TV functions. For local HD/SD channels, the Element TVs can display live, over-the-air content with the use of an HD antenna .

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.