South Korea’s Surprisingly Successful China Policy
By Derek Grossman
Despite talking tough on Beijing, President Yoon Suk-yeol has helped stabilize the two nations' relationship.
The Korean Wave’s Rocky Road in China
By Wang Linbin
After over six years, China has partially removed its ban on South Korean cultural content, but hallyu in China may never return to its glory days.
South Korea’s Economic Security Dilemma
By Moksh Suri and Abhishek Sharma
As China-U.S. competition securitizes more and more economic transactions, Seoul’s old balancing act between the rivals is becoming trickier to sustain.
China Halts Visas for Japan, South Korea in COVID-19 Spat
By Ken Moritsugu
China's move appeared to be retaliation for “discriminatory entry measures” against Chinese travelers amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.
South Koreans Have the World’s Most Negative Views of China. Why?
By Richard Q. Turcsanyi and Esther E. Song
The explanation goes well beyond the oft-mentioned THAAD dispute.
China’s Top Legislator to Meet South Korea Leaders for Talks
By Hyung-jin Kim
Li, chairman of the standing committee of China's National People's Congress, heads a 66-member Chinese delegation to South Korea that includes three Cabinet-level officials.
Don’t Mistake South Korea’s Yoon Suk-yeol for a China Hawk
By Joel Atkinson
On 3 big issues – THAAD missile defense, Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan and South Korea, and the Chip 4 semiconductor initiative – Yoon has been careful not to anger Beijing.
Is South Korea’s President Yoon Really ‘Tough on China’?
By Jae Chang
Despite President Yoon Suk-yeol’s campaign promises, his actions show that South Korea’s foreign policy still operates within Chinese constraints.
China, South Korea Foreign Ministers Pledge Deepened Cooperation
By Shannon Tiezzi
Despite campaign-trail promises to get tough on China, the Yoon administration in practice has been more cautious in its dealings with Beijing.
For South Korea’s New President, Challenges Mount at Home and Abroad
By Michael Mitsanas
North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs. The China challenge. Social divisions at home. Just two weeks into office, Yoon Suk-yeol has a full plate.
Wary of Policy Shift, China Reaches out to South Korea’s New President
By Shannon Tiezzi
Beijing is showing its sunny side, in hopes of convincing Yoon Suk-yeol that cooperation is a better choice than the hard line he embraced on the campaign trail.
‘Empathy Diplomacy’: A New Key to Unlocking East Asia’s Geopolitical Quagmire?
By Jin Kai
The long-term solution to tensions in East Asia is for the neighboring countries to start taking each other’s security concerns more seriously.