Korea is already China's 4th largest export destination
where is the US?
Given the reasons I mentioned above (proximity to the largest market in the world being the most prominent), in addition the fact that China will have the world's largest GDP with two decades (at most), do you think trends are indicating that China-Korea trade relations will decrease?
humanity has advanced more in the past 50 years than in the 5,000 prior. it's a big deal when looking at life today
Oh okay. Thanks for your input.
so you think due to this, they'd choose being a satellite of a communist/authoritarian regime over the aura of freedom without subjugation of allying with the US (and indirectly, Japan)?
Who said anything about being a "satellite state" of China?
Let me ask you this: without the threat from the North, what benefit does South Korea have in aligning itself with the United States beyond economics? U.S. military influence in this country has already decreased dramatically in the last decade, and will continue to do so in the next one, all while China's influence grows.
it would literally take a generation to accept reality, and that's no guarantee that they'd improve their lives
Please, enlighten me on how you've quantified this.
This post was edited on 2/19 at 10:36 am