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Now is the time to pursue a China-Japan-South Korea summit

Leaders are indicating a desire to improve ties. The momentum must not be lost

Left to right, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Photo of Moon by Kyodo)

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's recent visit to China, his first since taking office, included neither a joint communique nor a joint press conference. This is despite the fact that he was received as a state guest and held talks with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing on Dec. 14. Never-theless, it seems clear that this meeting was a top diplomatic priority for South Korea.

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