April 1, 2015

South Korea increasingly forced to choose between U.S. and China

SEOUL Whose side is South Korea on? South Korea is being asked to choose between its traditional ally the United States, which pushed back the invading North in the Korean War, and an emerging partner China which fought with the North against the South during the Korean War. At issue, 65 years after the Korean War, are a U.S. advanced missile defense system to guard against a North Korean attack, and a Beijing-led regional bank.    (FULL STORY)
South Korea's Adm. Choi Yun-hee and U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, at the Pentagon on March 11, 2014. Reuters
Xi sidelines his vice president, accumulates more power, makes new enemies
It has been an ingrained tradition for American vice-presidents to complain that their main job is attending state funerals in other countries. Given the fact that the Xi Jinping administration has reiterated that they will never copy political systems or values from the United States, it is surprising that Vice-President Li Yuanchao has essentially been replicating what his American counterparts are famous for doing.


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