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Pelosi meets with South Korea leader without comment on Taiwan

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

During her ongoing tour of Asia, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with South Korean political leaders. Korean leadership and Pelosi's delegation have not commented on current heightened tensions between communist China and Taiwan.

In addition to meeting in person with Kim Jin Pyo, Speaker of the South Korean National Assembly, Pelosi conducted a phone conference with President Yoon Suk Yeol, who was on vacation at the time.

The issue of China is now a touchy subject for South Korea, however, as the nations are key trading partners. South Korea has struggled to strike a balance between its relations with the United States and China as the Sino-American rivalry has deepened over the past several years.

The United States and South Korea have maintained a firm alliance since the Korean War in the 1950s, which was the last time U.S. forces fought communist China. Yoon took office in May with a vow to boost South Korea’s military alliance with the United States against North Korea.

5 August 2022


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