The daughter of a North Korean defector attends a rally demanding that the government of China release North Korean refugees captured in its territory, in Seoul in 2012. Photo: AP

Why China, not Japan, should be the real worry for South Korea

John Power says Beijing’s willingness to stamp all over Seoul’s interests is all too clear. So while South Korea’s historical resentment against Japan is human, it has reason to seek closer defence ties with Tokyo, amid mutual concerns over Pyongyang’s nuclear quest

Topic |   Korean peninsula

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The daughter of a North Korean defector attends a rally demanding that the government of China release North Korean refugees captured in its territory, in Seoul in 2012. Photo: AP
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