President Moon Jae-in (left) pictured with China’s President Xi Jinping prior to talks in Osaka on June 27, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE
President Moon Jae-in (left) pictured with China’s President Xi Jinping prior to talks in Osaka on June 27, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE
South Korea

In South Korea, will growing anti-China views come between Seoul and Beijing?

  • A recent poll shows South Koreans have an even less favourable view of China than of its former colonial ruler Japan, amid controversies over food and history
  • The souring public mood raises questions about the long-term sustainability of Seoul’s efforts to forge closer ties with Beijing, even as it relies on Washington for its security

President Moon Jae-in (left) pictured with China’s President Xi Jinping prior to talks in Osaka on June 27, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE
President Moon Jae-in (left) pictured with China’s President Xi Jinping prior to talks in Osaka on June 27, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE
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