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

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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