President Xi Jinping and first lady Peng Liyuan welcome South Korean President Park Geun-hye at Tiananmen Square in September last year. Park was in Beijing to attend a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war. Photo: EPA

Why rising power Beijing must take note of long US shadow over South Korea

Jaeho Hwang says the overall trend of China-Korea ties is on the rise, despite the Thaad fallout, but Beijing will need to win international consensus to truly replace Washington as a stabilising force for Seoul

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President Xi Jinping and first lady Peng Liyuan welcome South Korean President Park Geun-hye at Tiananmen Square in September last year. Park was in Beijing to attend a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war. Photo: EPA
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