South Korea is a technological powerhouse and a key part of the global supply chain. It’s now also caught in the intensified strategic rivalry between the United States and China. Both superpowers are wanting the East Asian nation to pick a side.
Following many visits from top U.S. officials, Beijing last week sent Li Zhanshu, China’s third-highest-ranking Chinese Communist Party (CCP) official, to South Korea, to put pressure on Seoul’s foreign policy direction.
Li, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, arrived in Seoul accompanied by a 66-member delegation on Sept. 15.
During his three-day visit, he met with President Yoon Suk-yeo, his South Korean counterpart Kim Jin-pyo, and other top Korean officials….
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