South Korean protesters rally against the government’s financing of US troops. Photo: EPA
South Korean protesters rally against the government’s financing of US troops. Photo: EPA
South Korea

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

South Korean protesters rally against the government’s financing of US troops. Photo: EPA
South Korean protesters rally against the government’s financing of US troops. Photo: EPA
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