Search: South Korea,China (16 materials)


Semiconductor War between Japan and South Korea

... today is impossible within a single economy, and Chinese companies depend on parts coming from other Asian countries Tracing the entire technological chain, we can assume that the Japan–South Korea conflict is closely linked to the trade war between China and the United States. South Korea’s Samsung Electronics is hindered by the restrictions on deliveries of Huawei memory chips since the latter is under U.S. sanctions. In turn, interrupting the chain of semiconductors delivery from South Korea will slow down the development ...


Korea after the Olympics: Temporary Truce or Permanent Peace?

... rapprochement between North and South Korea, as this would hamper its immediate goal of eliminating the nuclear potential of North Korea (as well as the longer term objective of toppling the entire regime). What is more, the reconciliation of North and South Korea could be interpreted as a reduction of the military threat in its own right. In this case, the United States would have fewer opportunities to build up its military potential in Asia, which is directly primarily against China. For this reason, the United States does not want to allow “liberties” on the part of its junior partner in the union. Donald Trump is actively and unambiguously against a détente and is keen to step up the pressure as much as possible, including ...


Korean Conciliation: Will it Last?

... attained a consensus on the prospects of separate state-building with growing economic and later cultural integration of the two states. As a result, South Korea in essence started acting as North Korea’s principal global sponsor and advocate, unseating China in that role. South Korea’s economic aid became the principal factor in North Korea’s “survival,” and the role of the United States dropped, causing its displeasure. Washington is hardly pleased with Seoul’s current pro-active stance, although Seoul is protecting ...


The Journey Beyond Three Seas: Asian Countries after Trump’s Visit

... the leader of regional formats. In the run up to the events, and while they were taking place, Beijing resolved a number of bilateral conflicts and settled the issue of the deployment of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system with South Korea. China decided to resume its relations with Seoul and, despite the lack of concessions on South Korea’s part, to lift its sanctions. Xi Jinping also succeeded in making significant progress in smoothing out contradictions with Vietnam on the South Sea ...


Pyongyang is Starts and Wins. What Can the Losers Do?

... elite, as sustainable peace on the peninsula is unlikely without it. The need to create channels of high-level political interaction is just as obvious. Such channels could be set up in the form of a “crisis management centre” involving North Korea, South Korea, China, the United States, Japan and Russia. Third, the international community is within its rights to demand a guarantee from Pyongyang that North Korea will not pass on its nuclear and ballistic missile technologies to third countries, thus demonstrating ...


The Korean Nuclear Missile Crisis: It Takes Three to Tango

... military presence in the region in order to protect itself against the North Korean threat. This primarily implies the intensified deployment of anti-missile defence systems; as part of this process, the U.S. has already deployed a THAAD battery in South Korea. China sees the U.S. anti-missile defences near its borders as an immediate threat to its security. Trump's “maximum pressure” has so far proven no more effective than Obama's “strategic patience”. China is gradually increasing economic pressure ...


Russia and China Respond to THAAD

... Seoul agglomeration which encompasses up to 50% of South Korean population. Moreover, North Korean military capabilities are too diverse for one THAAD battery to seriously alter the situation. Complex deployment has resulted in steep deterioration in South Korea’s relations with China, which is not only the most powerful country in the region, but Korea’s key economic partner. In Chinese’ view, being part of long-range early warning radar, AN/TPY2 might be efficient to fix Chinese ballistic intermediate-range missiles ...


Have Rockets, Will Quarrel

... does not seem to be fading gradually. On the contrary, it continues to be fanned, and what is more, it is being fanned to a large extent by external forces. Again the forecast is pessimistic: after the official announcement that the resistance from China and inside South Korea has been overcome, backtracking would be a criminal show of weakness. So we can be sure that THAAD complexes will be deployed in South Korea with much fanfare next year (and perhaps sooner if the North provides a pretext). The consequences ...


Is Korean War Possible?

... essence, limited to fighting between the columns’ front lines. Other units will simply have no room for deployment: they will not be able to travel across the mountains, and they will be not able to climb over the heads of their comrades. Today, China is North Korea’s most certain ally. This order is also conditioned by the relative strength of the two sides. South Korea estimates North Korea’s mobilization potential at 600,000 trained reserve troops and 400,000 territorial militiamen (no more than 1,900,000 with Chinese reinforcements ), while the US and South Korea (without their allies) can deploy ...


The Korean Peninsula: A Crisis of Diplomacy and the Triumph of the Law of Force?

... “Chinese volunteers” fought (many of them giving their lives for the cause, including Mao Zedong’s own son). From the point of view of geopolitics, preserving the South Korean buffer that prevents the appearance of thousands of U.S. and South Korean troops along the 1000-kilometre long border between Korea and China is imperative for Beijing. Security and Cooperation in Northeast Asia: the Russian-South Korean Experts Joint Paper However, the young Kim Jong-un listens to the Chinese even less than his father and grandfather did – and even throws down ...


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