“South Korean exporters depend heavily on China and the US,” according to a senior trade official from Seoul. Photo: EPA-EFE

South Korea will be one of ‘hardest hit economies’ if trade war breaks out

Senior official from Seoul warns that exporters of intermediate goods will be hit hard, while retailers in China worry about an economic slowdown

Topic |   US-China trade war

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“South Korean exporters depend heavily on China and the US,” according to a senior trade official from Seoul. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho reports on China's diplomacy for the Post. He also covers East Asian security and defence stories. Before joining the Post he was with the South Korean Air Force and News1 Korea. He has a bachelor's degree in media and communications and Chinese studies from Sydney University and a master's of international studies in Chinese area studies from Seoul National University.