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▲ Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Japan. The Chinese government, which had been silent about the consequences of China's behind-the-scenes diplomacy, is slowly taking off its veil.
China seems to have begun full-fledged diplomacy with its allies.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will make a two-day visit to Japan from Monday. It is expected that the two sides will discuss ways to resume personnel exchanges that have been stalled by the re-proliferation of Korona 19 and changes in the situation depending on the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. It is Wang's first visit to Japan since the inauguration of Yoshihide Suga's Cabinet.
Wang's visit to Japan is interpreted as a move to neutralize the "China encirclement network" amid intensifying conflict with the U.S. President Donald Trump, who has clashed with China in security and economy as well as diplomacy, is scheduled to visit Japan, an ally of the U.S., and head straight to South Korea during the power transition period when he steps down.
China, which has been concerned about its actions to check China through triangular cooperation between South Korea, the U.S. and Japan, is expected to emphasize high-level contacts, including mutual visits by heads of state, and seek cooperation to prevent excessive U.S. bias. Lu Yaodong, director of diplomatic research at the Japan Institute of Social Sciences, a think tank under the State Council of China, warned NHK that "in addition to the issues that have existed before, mutual distrust between China and Japan has many negative effects created by the U.S. and that the U.S. is trying to counter China with its allies, including Japan."
Wang is expected to discuss pending bilateral conflict issues during a meeting with Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi later in the day. The Senkaku Islands in a dispute over sovereignty with China is Japan (junggungmyeong Pinnacle Islands) off the coast of China to break gongseoni and tighten control of Hong Kong problem.Will convey concerns over local.
Wang is coordinating the schedule for Suga's meeting on Saturday. Attention is also being paid to whether Wang will comment on the early realization of the Korea-China-Japan free trade agreement (FTA), with each country agreeing to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which includes 15 countries including South Korea, China and Japan.
Meanwhile, Wang will make a three-day visit to South Korea from Saturday. He is scheduled to meet Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on Wednesday. Wang's visit to Korea is the first of its kind in about a year since last December last year. As the South Korean government is pushing for President Xi Jinping's visit to South Korea by the end of this year, it is expected to look into the possibility of a meeting between Wang and Kang.
Attention is focusing on whether the diplomatic achievements that China wants will be visible.