The Marathon Initiative's Elbridge Colby discuessed China and South Korea on VOA Korea. While the provocative remarks of Chinese Ambassador to Korea Xing Haiming are shaking up relations between Korea and China, former high-ranking US officials urged South Korea to respond firmly to China’s ‘poor diplomacy.'
A clip from the interview Colby saying South Korea cannot be neutral between United States and China:
Why a policy of trying to stay out of it is unwise for countries like South Korea. When you’re too important to be ignored, it’s best to align and strengthen your defenses so you don’t end up as a battlefield. The same holds for Taiwan.— Elbridge Colby (@ElbridgeColby) June 20, 2023
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