19 May 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Seoul's envoy to China, Lee Hae-chan on Friday in Beijing. Sent by new South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Lee is in China to help improve ties. During the meeting Xi told Lee he was willing to put relations with Seoul back on a normal track. China has strongly opposed the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system deployed in South Korea to counter the threat from North Korea.