The Weakest Link: How China Seeks to Destabilize the US-ROK-Japan Tria

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  1. amoy

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    The Weakest Link: How China Seeks to Destabilize the US-ROK-Japan Triangle | The Diplomat
    China believes it can drive a wedge in the U.S. alliance structure by expanding its ties with South Korea.

     
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    Re: The Weakest Link: How China Seeks to Destabilize the US-ROK-Japan

    That can only happen when US abandons east asia, which is very unlikely because the need is two ways. The fact that China helps NK doesnt helps the cause. Also US has a lot of influence in SK society.
     
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    Re: The Weakest Link: How China Seeks to Destabilize the US-ROK-Japan

    More than South Korea being dependent on China, she will be more of a competitor since Korean products are world class, while the Chinese products are more quantity than quality.

    Given China's propensity of claiming anything that their eye fall upon, none will ever be confident of any serious drift towards it, in the strategic sense of the equation.

    The US has been a tested and worthy friend of South Korea and they will hardly be disposed of to change the equation.
     
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    US blocks plans of Korea to sell T-50 planes to Uzbekistan

    A South Korean newspaper reports that the United States has stopped a South Korean plan for selling a trainer jet to Uzbekistan.


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    A T-50 aircraft, co-developed by KAI and Lockheed Martin. Photo by Sergey Ryabtsev.


    SEOUL, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The United States is reportedly blocking a $400 million plan by South Korea to sell KAI T-50 Golden Eagle trainer jets to Uzbekistan.

    The aircraft, co-developed in 2006 with Lockheed Martin, uses Lockheed Martin technologies -- including avionics -- and as such requires permission under the U.S. Arms Export Control Act for its sale to other countries.

    The Korea Times , quoting unidentified sources, says that permission has been refused.

    "KAI has been in negotiations with the Uzbek government to export the supersonic trainers, but the U.S. government is opposing the deal, citing possible technology leakage and diplomatic policy," a source said.

    Uzbekistan, located in Central Asia, was previously part of the Soviet Union. It is a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, whose other members are China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.

    "As Uzbekistan has close ties with Russia, the U.S. is worried that an export of T-50s to Uzbekistan may lead to its technologies being transferred to Russia," a military official was quoted by the newspaper.

    "Despite the U.S. opposition, DAPA (the Defense Acquisition Program Administration) will step up efforts to persuade Washington to approve the deal."
     
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    Before you can come to conclusion I think you should have analyzed the reality that South korea is Allies of USA and North Korea is allies of China .

    As We know that In case of any conflict America will be the Guy who will come middle without even request so it doesnt how many trade relation you have , South Korea will always be close allies to USA !
     
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    No either-or situation. It's like Saudi n Israel are both American allies though they are seemingly at each other's throat. Meantime Israel can be very close with China while China voices support for Palestine.

    Things are more complicated than black or white. S.Korea will always be America's ally but that doesn't translate to its hostility to China. Instead both US and China ensures no adventures by two Koreas.

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    China will use shared Japan hatred. Korea also wants to expand MIC & India China pretty much only big developing markets.

    Se Asia is there but they are influenced by the two.
     
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    Another of @amoy and PRC's wet dreams. Birds of the same feather flock together..which means.. ROK Japan and the US will flock together as well as China and NoKor will always be best buddies
     
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    Do u hav any valid point to make?
     
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    Simple..like minded nations will have the same interests. get it! On another angle, the impending question will be.. what can SoKor get from China which is worth deviating from the benefits it gets from it's relationship with the US. They don't even need to be in very good terms with Japan as the US is the common denominator.
     
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