Changes of Regional Order in Northeast Asia and Future Prospect of China-Japan Relations
[Current Issues and Policies] 2019-23
Dr. Jin Chang Soo
Director of the Center for Japanese Studies,
the Sejong Institute
China is now strategically approaching Korea. In a situation like this, we must be fully aware of the possibility that if we try too hard to understand China’s interests we won’t be able to protect our own. Thus it is imperative that we evade any situation that might harm ROK-US alliance, and utilize diplomatic channels to let China understand our situation with the US. As we enhance our level of communication with China, we should make sure to protect our position and diplomatic interests against China’s unreasonable demand.
※ Translator’s note: This is a summarized unofficial translation of the original paper which was written in Korean. All references should be made to the original paper.
※ This article is written based on the author’s personal opinions and does not reflect the views of the Sejong Institute.