Park Returns From China Trip
bae bae bae, Sept. 4, 2015, 10:28 a.m.
After a three day trip to China, President Park Geun-hye returned home. His trip displayed developing connections to China.
Park met with Xi Jinping and went to a military parade in Tiananmen Square in central Beijing, the flagship of the 70th anniversary of China’s victory over Japan in WWII. On Thursday, Park, Xi, and other notables stood on the balcony of the Gate of Heavenly Peace, which was a huge dissimilarity to when Mao Zedong watched a military parade with North Korea’s leader.
Instead of attending, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sent one of his advisors to the celebration. The visit displayed the rising ties between South Korea and China, while the ties between North Korea and China have been diminishing, which is a sharp contrast to the times when China supported North Korea against the forces of U.S. and South Korean military.
The developing ties with China and South Korea is apparent as both sides have issues against North Korea for conducting missile and nuclear tests. In Shanghai, Park joined a ceremony to reopen a historic building in Shanghai that was utilized by Korea’s government during Japan’s occupation of Korea.
Park stated at the ceremony that the ceremony “showed that South Korea and China share the historic meaning and value of sites of our independence struggle.