South Korea and China's security objectives in East Asia

R. Ong

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This article explores how South Korea relates to China's national security objectives in East Asia. Specifically, it argues that for China, the strategic value of South Korea lies in coping with the strong position of the US in East Asia. Moreover, South Korea's stance on the North Korean nuclear issue is closer to China's, compared with that of the US.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-119
Number of pages18
JournalAsia-Pacific Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008


  • South Korea
  • China
  • national security
  • objectives
  • East Asia

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