China shares info on proposed Hong Kong security law with S. Korea
Updated: 2020-05-27 07:00:51 KST
A Chinese Embassy official in Seoul says China has shared information with South Korea on its push for a controversial security law for Hong Kong, in an apparent move to seek Seoul's backing.
Speaking to Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency on Tuesday, the official said China is trying to "safeguard the safety of Hong Kong with the South Korean government".
The push comes amid an intense clash between Washington and Beijing.
Watchers say China's move to seek South Korea's backing could pose a tricky diplomatic challenge to Seoul.