Chinese Chief Nuke Negotiator Arrives in Seoul

  • By Kim Jin-myung

    April 11, 2017 11:14

    China's chief nuclear negotiator Wu Dawei arrived in Seoul for a five-day visit on Monday.

    Wu met Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se before sitting down to talks with his South Korean counterpart Kim Hong-kyun at the Foreign Ministry.

    Wu and Kim warned they will take strong measures against North Korea in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions if the regime carries out another provocation like a nuclear test or a test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

    Chinese chief nuclear negotiator Wu Dawei (front) arrives at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul on Monday.

    Wu repeated his country's opposition to the deployment of a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery from the U.S. here. But in a meeting with a South Korean official late last year, he said Beijing is aware that its economic retaliation is a "double-edged sword" from which China too will suffer to some extent.

    On Tuesday, Wu meets Song Young-gil, the campaign manager of Minjoo Party presidential candidate Moon Jae-in, and Park Jie-won, the chairman of the centrist People's Party, whose presidential candidate is former software tycoon Ahn Cheol-soo.

    He will also meet the presidential candidate of the splinter conservative Bareun Party, Yoo Seung-mi, Yoo's spokesman said.

    On Wednesday, he meets the candidate of the rump-ruling Liberty Korea Party, Hong Joon-pyo.

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