Visitors look out from the Seoul Sky observation deck. South Korea must find ways to negotiate survival in a world upended by a pandemic, an emboldened Beijing and a new US administration coming to power. Photo: Bloomberg Visitors look out from the Seoul Sky observation deck. South Korea must find ways to negotiate survival in a world upended by a pandemic, an emboldened Beijing and a new US administration coming to power. Photo: Bloomberg
Visitors look out from the Seoul Sky observation deck. South Korea must find ways to negotiate survival in a world upended by a pandemic, an emboldened Beijing and a new US administration coming to power. Photo: Bloomberg
South Korea

South Korea caught in the middle as China, US ‘whales’ face off

  • Nation has a difficult balancing act as the two superpowers engage in increasingly hostile disputes in its backyard
  • Seoul is hoping Xi Jinping’s state visit will improve ties, while questions have been raised over the future relationship with Washington

Topic |   South Korea
Visitors look out from the Seoul Sky observation deck. South Korea must find ways to negotiate survival in a world upended by a pandemic, an emboldened Beijing and a new US administration coming to power. Photo: Bloomberg Visitors look out from the Seoul Sky observation deck. South Korea must find ways to negotiate survival in a world upended by a pandemic, an emboldened Beijing and a new US administration coming to power. Photo: Bloomberg
Visitors look out from the Seoul Sky observation deck. South Korea must find ways to negotiate survival in a world upended by a pandemic, an emboldened Beijing and a new US administration coming to power. Photo: Bloomberg
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