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South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol flew to Washington for a seven-day visit. His trip is the first state visit to the United States by a South Korean leader since 2011 and marks the 70th anniversary of the countries' alliance.
In an interview with Reuters before the trip, Yoon signalled a shift in his stance against arming Ukraine for the first time. He also said, “the Taiwan issue is not simply an issue between China and Taiwan but, like the issue of North Korea, it is a global issue.”
His comments have sparked a war of words between Beijing and Seoul.
At a press briefing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said that the Taiwan issue is “a matter for Chinese who do not need to be told what should or should not be done."
South Korea's foreign ministry hit back by describing Beijing’s comments as “serious diplomatic discourtesy”.
This episode of the Global Heartbeat podcast invites Lianhe Zaobao's China News Editor Yang Danxu and Seoul Correspondent Kang Gwi Young to share their perspectives on the diplomatic spat between China and South Korea.
Hosted by Lianhe Zaobao’s Associate Editor, Han Yong Hong, Global Heartbeat is a Mandarin weekly news and current affairs podcast that is updated every Tuesday, 7.00 PM SGT. It is available on zaobao.sg, Apple Podcast, Google Podcasts, Spotify and other podcast platforms.
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1. 访美的投名状？ (00:02:23)
2. 中国在克制吗？ (00:07:33)
3. 中国在观望尹锡悦访美的成果？ (00:19:20)
4. 问答时间 (00:22:06)