South Korea relations

15 Countries Sign China-led Regional Trade Deal

Fifteen countries in the Asia-Pacific region on Monday signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), one of the largest free trade agreements in history. Inspired by the 10 member states of the Association of...

Korea in Chinese History: Stuck in the Middle

While China’s role in the stand-off on the Korean peninsula is generally viewed in terms of recent Cold War history, Jeremiah Jenne explains at The Economist’s Banyan blog that it also has much older and deeper...

Tripping Over a Me-First Foreign Policy

Odd Arne Westad argues that China’s foreign policy has become counterproductively aggressive in its narrow pursuit of immediate national interests, and that a more persuasive approach would serve the country and region...

Exchanging Culture, Bettering Relations

Asia Society and the Aspen Institute have teamed up to launch the US-China Forum on Arts and Culture. The forum, beginning next month, will be sending notable American cultural figures to Beijing to collaborate with their...

China Helps Defuse Korean Crisis

Seoul recently made a reversal in its approach in relations with Pyongyang and called for a renewal of six-party talks about the situation on the Korean peninsula. A report in the Financial Times says China played a large role...

China Has a Lot of Peacemaking to Do

The Chinese government is hoping to mend some fences in coming months following diplomatic rows with several countries, the Los Angeles Times reports: For a leadership that sailed through the global financial crisis with nary a...

Seoul Sending Envoy To Nobel Event.

Korea’s government has decided to attend a ceremony to award this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to a jailed Chinese dissident later this week, a diplomatic source said yesterday, despite China’s opposition to countries supporting the...

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