There is something unusual about China’s favor with South Korea President Park Geun-hye who will visit China from June 27 to 30. That is very strange if we take into account of her leneage background. Her late father is Park Chung-hee who was a staunch anti-Communist leader. China is run by the Communist Party.
Of course, the fact that Park is the first female president in Korea is something inspiring to China’s elite group. However, this in not enough to explain Chinese’s special affinity with President Park.
There is another important reason. As media also splashes, Park is a fluent Chinese speaker. I heard that Chinese feel instant affinity with foreigners who speak Chinese. Perhaps it’s right. So, I guess the language factor has played an indisputable role in the favorable perception of the Chinese on Park.
It is known that President Park made a broad good relationship with Chinese high officials and prominent politicians. I think it maybe play a good role in brodening bilateral understanding and solving the matter of North Korea. Perhaps after Park’s state-visit to China, China might raise the level of opression to North Korea concerning of nuclear weapons and military provocation.
Anyway, I hope Chinese affinity for Park will affect affirmatively to ease the tension in the east northern Asia and will contribute to the development of relation a notch up between China and South Korea.