Leaders from China, Japan and the Republic of Korea have met in Tokyo for trilateral talks, the first such meeting in more than two years. The meeting was hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who was joined by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in. The three leaders expressed a commitment to free trade and globalization.
They also agreed to push for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
To discuss all of this:
- Qinduo Xu, a senior researcher at the Pangoal Institution.
- Myung-koo Kang, a professor of political science at Baruch College of the City University of New York.
- Brian Becker, an analyst on U.S.-DPRK relations who has travelled to the DPRK numerous times.
- Kay Shimizu, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Pittsburgh.
On social media:
Chinese Premier #LiKeqiang proposes "China-Japan-SouthKorea +X" cooperation mode at a trilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Tokyo pic.twitter.com/NFh5YuvMmn
— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) May 9, 2018
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 9, 2018
Leaders of Japan, China, South Korea agree to cooperate on North Korea. https://t.co/AjtbhFCIxe
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) May 9, 2018
Xi and Kim had an all-round and in-depth exchange of views on China-DPRK relations and major issues of common concern in a cordial and friendly atmosphere https://t.co/0540oy4nDx pic.twitter.com/QtdaTRvb0n
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) May 8, 2018