Sino File by Cary Huang
China, Japan and South Korea must choose: history or economics
- The three countries have a complicated rivalry over war history and territorial claims, but economic cooperation remains their biggest bond
- Leaders recently shared their desire for a free-trade agreement in a market of over 1.5 billion people
Cary Huang is a veteran China affairs columnist, having written on this topic since the early 1990s. He joined the Post in 2004, and was based in Beijing between 2005 and 2013, first as a correspondent and then as bureau chief. He was previously China editor at The Standard from 1992 until 2004.