* Date : 2020-11-25
President Moon Jae-in wrapped his intensive two-week schedule of consecutive multilateral summit diplomacy involving members of the ASEAN, APEC, and G20. President Moon bolstered South Korea’s reputation and status on the global stage by backing its achievement related to its quarantine measures against COVID-19. Meanwhile, the APEC and G20 virtual conferences particularly caught the world’s attention because both U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have taken part in the summits for the first time since the U.S. election. While Trump continued to self-tout his administration’s accomplishments, Xi impressed other participating members by openly addressing his intention to join the CPTPP. We bring in experts to touch upon the accomplishments of South Korea’s multilateral diplomacy and forecast the U.S.-China relations.