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South Korea faces dilemma over Trump's G-7 summit invitation

Attending would boost Seoul's global clout but risks angering China

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, center, is having to pick sides to some extent between the U.S. and China. (Source photo by AP/Reuters) 

SEOUL -- U.S. President Donald Trump's abrupt weekend invitation for South Korea to attend the next Group of Seven summit was a dream come true for the status-conscious country. But it has also sparked uncomfortable debate over possible negative implications for a nation dependent on trade and good relations with nearby power China.

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