February 4, 2014

What Is a 'Normal Country' in East Asia?

Zheng Wang, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

East Asian countries are each striving to become a “normal country.” In other words, they are unsatisfied with their current status and positions. The meaning of “normal country” may hold different answers for each of them: reunification, democratization, abolishing constitutional limitations, or national rejuvenation and restoration.

However, the varying contents of these countries’ dreams could lead to a clash of dreams.

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TAGGED: East Asia, China, Japan, South Korea

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