South Korea’s Moon to visit China amid North Korea tensions

Report highlights Relations between Seoul and Beijing have been harm by deployment of the THAAD missile system

China has already reached out to both Koreas in recent weeks

(CNN) South Korean innovator Moon Jae-in will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing next week, as the security circumstance on the Korean Peninsula continues to worsen.

Both presidents will discuss denuclearization and peace on the peninsula, Moon’s spokesman Park Soo-hyun said Wednesday. This would be the third period Moon and Xi possess met, with their previous come across at an Asian leaders’ summit in Vietnam in November.

Beijing was strongly opposed to that deployment, set in place by Moon’s predecessor, impeached President Park Geun-hye. While Moon also voiced skepticism over the missile system before assuming vitality, analysts explained ongoing North Korean missile examining made it difficult for him to roll back deployment.

China reacted to the roll-out with an unofficial embargo of South Korea, which strike the country’s tourism industry and prompted Chinese buyers to boycott Korean brands.

Southern Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands as they pose for a image during a meeting in the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Financial Cooperation (APEC) Forum on Danang, Vietnam.

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