Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao(R) shakes hands with Korean Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Yu Myung Hwan in Beijing, China, March 20, 2008. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing on Thursday with Yu Myung-hwan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of South Korea. The two sides exchanged views on the China-South Korea relations and other issues.
When conferring on the Taiwan issue, according to a press release from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Yu Myung-hwan stressed that South Korean government would firmly abide by the one-China policy and oppose Taiwan's planned referendum on UN membership in the name of Taiwan.
The referendum would only increase tensity across the Taiwan Straits and undermine the stability in the region, Yu Myung-hwan was quoted as saying in the press release.
On the same day, Yu Myung-hwan also met Wang Jiarui, head of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
(Xinhua News Agency March 21, 2008)