South Korean foreign minister meets Chinese counterpart


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South Korea's foreign minister met his Chinese counterpart in the southern Chinese city of Xiamen on Saturday, as Seoul seeks to improve ties with its top trading partner even as US-China relations remain strained. Ahead of the trip, South Korea's newly appointed Foreign Minister Chung Eui-Yong told reporters that he expected North Korea to be a key issue in talks with Wang Yi. The Foreign Ministry in Seoul said the meeting started about noon. South Korea's JoongAng Ilbo newspaper speculated that China's decision to host Chung in Xiamen, a city close to the self-ruled island of Taiwan, was intended to...