South Korean president elated that Filipinos love Korean culture

According to a WEF report Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam have taken the largest strides

ASEAN Flexing Its Muscles

"Premier Li Keqiang said although it's inevitable that the two countries run into sensitive issues as the relationship develops further, his forecast of China-South Korea practical cooperation is very bright and that he was confident about the future of their bilateral ties as the industrial structures are highly complementary".

The two leaders held their second summit on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' meeting, both expressing the need to manage the security situation on the Korean Peninsula and for the North Korean nuclear issue to ultimately be resolved through dialogue, according to the Blue House. Moon also asked the Chinese leader to visit the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea next year, and Xi responded, "I will make efforts to visit South Korea".

On October 31, the two countries agreed to normalise relations, and Seoul said last week it was not considering any additional deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system.

President Moon Jae-in attends a bilateral summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Crown Plaza Da Nang in Da Nang, Vietnam, on November 11.

"During the APEC summit on Saturday, Moon and Xi also agreed to immediately normalize bilateral exchanges in all sectors", Yoon added.

9, South Korean President Moon Jae-in unveiled his "New Southern Policy", aimed at deepening relations with the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN. Trump threatened in his maiden U.N. address to "totally destroy" North Korea if the United States was threatened and has said the time for talking, the policy of previous U.S. administrations, is over.

Closer ties with Beijing could lead to diplomacy with Tokyo "dropping down South Korea's list of priorities, sapping momentum from reconciliation with Japan on historical issues", an expert on South Korea-Japan relations said. He also welcomed the popularity of the "Korean Wave" in the Philippines.

Regarding the issue of the South China Sea, where China is unilaterally building military strongholds, the draft statement contained a title but its contents were left blank.

The Seoul High Court delivered the sentence to the 61-year-old Moon Hyung-pyo, who is accused of pressuring the National Pension Service (NPS) to approve a controversial merger of two Samsung units deemed vital for a smooth leadership transfer to the group's heir Lee Jae-yong. The prosecutors' office will determine later whether to apply for a formal arrest warrant for Lee.

SEOUL - South Korea's unit of Chinese tech giant TCL Corp. said Tuesday it will start sales of the black edition of BlackBerry's KEYone smartphone here starting next month. "I want to use all opportunities for dialogue because our two countries have great responsibility for the peace, stability and prosperity of the region and the world".

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