Is a Strategic Alignment Possible for South Korea and China?


Hyon Joo Yoo

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 37


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: June 25, 2009
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Pundits have argued that as Sino-ROK relations increase, the alliance between the United States and South Korea might eventually be undermined, compelling South Korea to choose between the United States and China as its long-term strategic partner. Hyon Joo Yoo discusses whether it is possible that increased cooperation between China and the ROK is conducive to strategic collaboration that will overshadow the ROK's relationship with the United States.

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