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Seoul and Beijing forge military links in blow to US influence

Nov 19, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

THE defence ministers of South Korea and China have agreed to develop their security ties to ensure stability in north-east Asia, the latest indication that Washington's long-standing alliances in the region are fraying.

Jeong Kyeong-doo, the South Korean minister of defence, and Wei Fenghe, his Chinese counterpart, agreed to set up more military hotlines.

They also agreed to push ahead with a visit by Mr Jeong to China next year to "foster bilateral exchanges and cooperation in defe...