S. Korea dismisses Trump’s remark that Korea was “part of China”

S. Korea dismisses Trump’s remark that Korea was “part of China”

The Independence Gate (Hangul: 독립문; Hanja: 獨立門) is a memorial gate located in Seoul, South Korea. The gate was built following the First Sino-Japanese War to inspire a spirit of independence away from Korea’s previous status as a Chinese tributary state, which was declared by the Treaty of Shimonoseki.[1] It was designed by Soh Jaipil, a Korean political activist.
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Treaty of Shimonoseki
Article 1: China recognizes definitively the full and complete independence and autonomy of Korea, and, in consequence, the payment of tribute and the performance of ceremonies and formalities by Korea to China, that are in derogation of such independence and autonomy, shall wholly cease for the future.
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