South Korean President Moon Jae-in is under pressure from Washington to change his stance towards the Quadrilateral Alliance. Photo: Reuters South Korean President Moon Jae-in is under pressure from Washington to change his stance towards the Quadrilateral Alliance. Photo: Reuters
South Korean President Moon Jae-in is under pressure from Washington to change his stance towards the Quadrilateral Alliance. Photo: Reuters

Lessons for China in Washington’s wooing of Quad-curious South Korea

  • Seoul has shunned the US-led coalition but a change in messaging suggests it could find room in its heart for a non-military partnership
  • Meanwhile, Beijing’s diplomatic inflexibility is undermining its efforts to rally regional support against the grouping

Topic |   US-China relations
South Korean President Moon Jae-in is under pressure from Washington to change his stance towards the Quadrilateral Alliance. Photo: Reuters South Korean President Moon Jae-in is under pressure from Washington to change his stance towards the Quadrilateral Alliance. Photo: Reuters
South Korean President Moon Jae-in is under pressure from Washington to change his stance towards the Quadrilateral Alliance. Photo: Reuters
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