South Korea and Japan might not be enemies, but they are far from being friends. Photo: Bloomberg

Can China take advantage of rift between South Korea and Japan?

  • Seoul’s decision not to renew agreement with Tokyo on sharing military information could provide Beijing with a golden opportunity, Ankit Panda writes
  • End of GSOMIA will be a setback for the United States, which had underscored the central role of strong alliances in region
Topic |   South Korea

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South Korea and Japan might not be enemies, but they are far from being friends. Photo: Bloomberg
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Relations between South Korea and Japan have deteriorated, and neither side appears willing to make concessions. Photo: Reuters

China, US seek to minimise fallout amid worsening South Korea-Japan trade feud

  • Seoul says it may reconsider move to end military intelligence pact with Tokyo if preferential trade status is reinstated – but Tokyo refuses
  • Beijing’s priority is protecting its economic interests, while Washington is focused on security, observers say
Topic |   US-China relations

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Relations between South Korea and Japan have deteriorated, and neither side appears willing to make concessions. Photo: Reuters
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