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“The joint interests of China and US far outweigh the differences, and cooperation is the only correct choice for us both,” Chinese President Xi said.
If Moon Jae-in reverses policy on the deployment of THAAD missile defence system, it will place him at odds with United States, South Korea’s biggest ally.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press China to do more on perhaps the most serious security challenge confronting President Donald Trump.
The Constitutional Court dismissed Park Geun-hye from office on Friday when it upheld a parliamentary impeachment vote in December.
Park Geun-hye becomes South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office, capping months of paralysis and turmoil over a corruption scandal that also landed the head of the Samsung conglomerate in jail.
SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: U.S. Deploys THAAD in South Korea After Defiant Pyongyang’s Four Ballistic Missiles Test
China objects to the THAAD deployment, saying its territory is the target of the system’s far-reaching radar. South Korea and the United States have said the missile system is aimed only at curbing North Korean provocations.
North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan’s northwest on Monday, angering South Korea and Japan, days after it promised retaliation over U.S.-South Korea military drills it sees as a preparation for war.
Since the reality is the Korean peninsula is in a quasi-war-like state, such action made by the government is appropriate,” Ban Ki-moon said.
Lee Do-woon, Ban’s spokesman, was quick to distance Ban from an indictment filed against Ban’s younger brother and his nephew in a Manhattan federal court.
Large crowds of South Koreans gathered to demand the ouster of impeached Park Geun-hye, who’s determined to restore her powers through a court trial.
Choi Soon-sil will be questioned on charges of bribery and transferring embezzled assets abroad, Lee told a briefing.
“I’d like to say that I’m deeply sorry to the people because my negligence and lack of virtue,” impeached President Park Geun-hye said.
South Korea’s parliament introduced a bill on Thursday to impeach President Park Geun-hye, setting the stage for a historic vote to oust the embattled leader engulfed in an influence-peddling scandal. Parliament is expected to vote on Friday in favour of
Park Geun-hye’s lawyer Yoo Yeong-ha rejected the assertion she was involved, calling it an imagination and saying prosecutors have built a house of fantasy.
China’s stability-obsessed leaders do not know what to make of the 70-year-old Trump, whose win over Hillary Clinton was unexpected.
“It’s correct we’re planning to question the President Park Geun-hye but the date is undecided,” an official at the prosecutors’ office said.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye has pledged to cooperate with prosecutors in an investigation.
Choi Soon-sil, 60, arrived at the prosecutor’s office in handcuffs and a surgical mask and wearing a dark coat, escorted by correctional officers.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye accepted the resignations tendered by her three closest aides — Jeong Ho-seong, Lee Jae-man and Ahn Bong-geun.
President Park Geun-hye is the latest South Korean leader to be embroiled in scandal involving family or friends.