It became known belatedly on the 3rd that members of the Democratic Party of Korea had a private dinner meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Korea Xing Haiming late last month. It has been about two months since Ambassador Singh invited Lee Jae-myung, leader of the Democratic Party, to his official residence in June and unilaterally criticized the direction of the메이저사이트 Korean government’s foreign policy, saying, “It is a wrong decision to bet that the United States will win and China will lose.” .
Representative Kim Tae-nyeon, who serves as the chairman of the Democratic Party’s People’s Livelihood and Economic Crisis Countermeasures Committee, and members of the committee, including Representatives Ko Yong-jin, Hong Ki-won, Hong Seong-guk, and Hong Ik-pyo, had an informal dinner with Ambassador Singh at a restaurant in Seoul late last month. In a phone call with the Dong-A Ilbo, Rep. Kim said, “During the committee’s visit to China in June, Ambassador Singh took great care in coordinating schedules with Chinese government officials.” “I suggested it first,” he explained. These five lawmakers visited China for the purpose of ‘economic exchange’ in mid-June, right after the controversy over Ambassador Singh’s diplomatic remarks, and were criticized by the government and ruling party for “humiliation and tribute diplomacy.”
It is reported that at this dinner, there was also talk about the Chinese government’s decision to allow group tours to Korea, which was officially announced on the 10th of last month. One lawmaker who attended the dinner said, “Ambassador Xing said, ‘The Chinese government initially intended to allow group tours only to Jeju Island, but then expanded the lifting of restrictions to all of Korea,’ and that the Democratic Party’s visiting China lawmakers and Jeju Island Governor Oh Young-hoon played a significant role in that process.” reported. The National Assembly’s strong request to Chinese government officials during their visit to China in June to resume group tours to Korea had a positive impact.
Another lawmaker who attended said, “We once again confirmed the principle that improving Korea-China relations will benefit both countries,” and added, “The meal took place in a friendly atmosphere.”