American and South Korean marines take part in an amphibious exercise in 2016, before the countries began to pause their joint military drills. Photo: AP American and South Korean marines take part in an amphibious exercise in 2016, before the countries began to pause their joint military drills. Photo: AP
American and South Korean marines take part in an amphibious exercise in 2016, before the countries began to pause their joint military drills. Photo: AP
Diplomacy

South Korea, US set to move closer under Joe Biden, but China has concerns

  • Annual joint military exercises to resume and Biden vows to drop US threat to withdraw troops from Korean peninsula over cost-sharing
  • But Seoul must balance security commitments against its economic reliance on China, which is wary of US’ regional presence, observers say

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American and South Korean marines take part in an amphibious exercise in 2016, before the countries began to pause their joint military drills. Photo: AP American and South Korean marines take part in an amphibious exercise in 2016, before the countries began to pause their joint military drills. Photo: AP
American and South Korean marines take part in an amphibious exercise in 2016, before the countries began to pause their joint military drills. Photo: AP
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