South Korean K-55 self-propelled howitzer artillery relocate after participating in a defence exercise at the Mugeon-ri drill field near the demilitarised zone in Paju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, on June 19. In the wake of the Trump-Kim summit, South Korea and the US announced this week that they are suspending their joint military exercise scheduled for August. Photo: EPA-EFE
Michael Heng
Opinion

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Michael Heng

If the US military withdraws from Korea, China will be a big loser

Michael Heng says while Beijing has good reason to be wary of American hegemony in the region, it must realise that a US military withdrawal would encourage unwanted developments – nuclear-armed neighbours in a unified Korea and Japan

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South Korean K-55 self-propelled howitzer artillery relocate after participating in a defence exercise at the Mugeon-ri drill field near the demilitarised zone in Paju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, on June 19. In the wake of the Trump-Kim summit, South Korea and the US announced this week that they are suspending their joint military exercise scheduled for August. Photo: EPA-EFE
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