South Koreans protest outside the Chinese embassy in Seoul last month. Picture: EPA
Wee Kek Koon
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Was Korea ever part of China? Why history alone can’t answer question of what makes a region part of another country

Donald Trump’s ‘Korea was a part of China’ remark may have had Koreans fuming but, according to ancient Chinese records, the Chinese did at some point have political control over Korea

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South Koreans protest outside the Chinese embassy in Seoul last month. Picture: EPA
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