Between Ally and Partner: Korea-China Relations and the by Jae Ho Chung

By Jae Ho Chung

China and South Korea have come some distance considering the fact that they have been adversaries. The arc in their courting because the overdue Nineteen Seventies is a wonderful version of East-West cooperation and, even as, highlights the turning out to be effect of China's "rise" over its local associates, together with America's shut allies. South Korea-China relatives have not often been studied as an self sufficient topic. the buildup of greater than fifteen years of study, among best friend and companion reconstructs a finished portrait of Sino-Korean rapprochement and examines the strategic hassle that the increase of China has posed for South Korea and its alliance with the us. Jae Ho Chung uses declassified govt records, inner reviews, and opinion surveys and conducts own interviews with Korean, chinese language, and American officers. He tackles 3 questions: Why did South Korea and China reconcile earlier than the top of the chilly battle? How did rapprochement lay the foundation for diplomatic normalization? And what's going to the intersection of safety matters and financial necessity with China suggest for South Korea's dating with its shut best friend, the United States?The implications of Sino-Korean family members pass a ways past the Korean Peninsula. South Korea used to be stuck mostly unprepared, either strategically and psychologically, by way of China's upward thrust, and the issue that South Korea now faces has an important ramifications for lots of international locations in Asia, the place makes an attempt to counterbalance China were infrequent. completely investigated and obviously provided, this e-book solutions severe questions pertaining to what saved those nations conversing and the way enmity was once remodeled right into a zeal for partnership. (Vol 191 - 9/1/07)

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Three conceptual models, which are by no means mutually exclusive, are presented below, in efforts to comprehend China’s crucial decision to initiate and sustain a cooperative relationship with South Korea, its former adversary. They are: (1) a “learning model,” which focuses on China’s reflective determination to correct its past mistakes of putting politics in command and pursuing a strategy of self-reliance; (2) a “nationalism model,” which characterizes China’s nationalistic zeal to regain its world-class status as its main locomotive of economic modernization; and (3) an “emulation model,” which concentrates on China’s willingness to replicate the successes of East Asian newly industrializing countries and economies (NICs and NIEs)—above all, South Korea’s successes.

South Korea’s Investment in China, 1984–1987 Aside from the indirect trade during the period from 1984 to 1987, Sino– South Korean economic cooperation also encompassed a few joint ventures. While it certainly was a large step forward compared to the 1979 to 1983 period, when no investment from Seoul had been allowed by Beijing, political considerations always lurked in the background.

Backed nuclear superpower.  The geopolitical and strategic rationale that China has often utilized when it comes to the issue of Korea is dubbed the “teeth-to-lips” relationship (chunchi xiangyi or chunwang chihan).  Even when Pyongyang was forced into the intriguing position of having to choose between Beijing and Moscow at the height of the Sino-Soviet schism in the 1960s, North Korea’s special relationship with China went largely unabated, except for a highly xenophobic period during the Cultural Revolution.

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