Japan was China’s fourth largest trade partner in 2019, behind the European Union, the Asean bloc and the United States, with annual bilateral imports and exports valued at US$315.03 billion, with South Korea sixth at US$284.58 billion, according to Chinese customs data. Photo: EPA Japan was China’s fourth largest trade partner in 2019, behind the European Union, the Asean bloc and the United States, with annual bilateral imports and exports valued at US$315.03 billion, with South Korea sixth at US$284.58 billion, according to Chinese customs data. Photo: EPA
Japan was China’s fourth largest trade partner in 2019, behind the European Union, the Asean bloc and the United States, with annual bilateral imports and exports valued at US$315.03 billion, with South Korea sixth at US$284.58 billion, according to Chinese customs data. Photo: EPA

Coronavirus: China, Japan, South Korea supply chains under threat from ‘second wave’ of disruptions

  • The three Asian countries contribute around 24 per cent of the entire world economy, but have been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak
  • China was attempting to boost trade and investment with Japan and South Korea to offset risks of decoupling from the United States

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Japan was China’s fourth largest trade partner in 2019, behind the European Union, the Asean bloc and the United States, with annual bilateral imports and exports valued at US$315.03 billion, with South Korea sixth at US$284.58 billion, according to Chinese customs data. Photo: EPA Japan was China’s fourth largest trade partner in 2019, behind the European Union, the Asean bloc and the United States, with annual bilateral imports and exports valued at US$315.03 billion, with South Korea sixth at US$284.58 billion, according to Chinese customs data. Photo: EPA
Japan was China’s fourth largest trade partner in 2019, behind the European Union, the Asean bloc and the United States, with annual bilateral imports and exports valued at US$315.03 billion, with South Korea sixth at US$284.58 billion, according to Chinese customs data. Photo: EPA
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