January 13, 2013

Seoul Can Be Key Regional Player in Northeast Asia

Korea Times, Korea Times

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The confrontation between China and Japan over some disputed islets in the East China Sea has moved from the sea to the sky over the weekend, causing fear that any misjudgment could lead to an armed conflict. As is well known, behind the escalating tension between the two countries is due to Japan’s denial of historical culpability and China’s bitterness about its disgraceful 20th century and the latter’s resolve to make things even based on reversing the economic and military strengths between them. The emergence of nationalistic leaders in Beijing and Tokyo is no coincidence.

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TAGGED: Asia, Japan, China, Northeast Asia, Park Geun-hye, South Korea, Seoul

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