South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks in Busan on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE

South Korea, Asean pledge to boost trade as ‘indispensable friends’ in face of protectionism

  • Summit wraps up with promise to double down on efforts to build economic ties
  • Commitment comes as Korea feels the pinch from the US-China tariff war and disputes with Japan
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks in Busan on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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South Korean protesters rally against the government’s financing of US troops. Photo: EPA

As the US and South Korea play hardball on defence, will China emerge the winner?

  • Tensions in the US-Korea relationship have flared over rumours of a troop drawdown and mixed messages from Washington
  • This has raised questions about whether Seoul will go looking for security and defence support from other sources, including Beijing
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South Korean protesters rally against the government’s financing of US troops. Photo: EPA
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