January 2, 2011

China's influence on Korea

Korea-Japan-China trilateral summit meetingSummit China-Korea-Japan - Image by KOREA.NET - Official page of the Republic of Korea via Flickr

Articles general
  • China’s Influence on Korea and Indo-China - "Chinese influence was nowhere else so long nor so profound as in Korea..." - "Koreans originated out of eastern Siberia and Manchuria..." - "The earliest Korean dynasty, the Choson, was conquered by the Han Emperor Wu Di in 109 B. C." - [Later] "Silla monarchs tried to make their capital city, Kumsong, a copy of the Forbidden City in China..." - "Chinese culture obviously exerted profound influence on East Asia for centuries." (source unknown, 4 pages)

  • People's Republic of China – North Korea relations - China is described as "North Korea's most important ally, biggest trading partner, and main source of food, arms, and fuel..." (Wikipedia)

  • People's Republic of China – South Korea relations - "Presently, China and South Korea have close ties. China and South Korea vowed to enhance cooperation even further." (Wikipedia)

  • The 3 Faces of China - "China has shown three different faces in relations with South Korea. The first is the smiling face of bilateral cooperation... The second is a brazen face it showed when it stood by North Korea... The third is a threatening face, which had been hidden in the past 20 years of diplomatic relations but began to emerge after the sinking of the Navy corvette Cheonan in March last year" - The Chosun Ilbo - Feb 25, 2011
  • China Could Ask for U.S. to Get Out of Korea, WikiLeaks Cable Warns - The Chosun Ilbo - Jan 20, 2011
  • Chinese Firm to Invest in North Korea - "Company's $2 Billion Pledge Would Mark One of Largest Deals With Neighbor; Pact Was Signed After Yeonpyeong Shelling " - The Wallstreet Journal - Jan 19, 2011
  • As Hu Visits U.S., South Korea Looks to Chinese Influence to Rein in North - "Margaret Warner reports from Seoul, where Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to the U.S. is being closely watched for what might be said about North Korea's nuclear ambitions. The U.S. and South Korea have reaffirmed their alliance after two attacks by the North, and pressed China to discourage further Northern provocations." - Korea sometimes sees itself as a shrimp between two whales (China and Japan) - PBS Newshour video - Jan 18, 2011
  • China Moves Troops Into North Korea - "The South Korean government confirmed reports on January 18, 2011 that China has stationed military forces in the special economic zone of Rajin-Sonbong." - Salem-News.com - Jan 17, 2011
  • China to send troops to N Korea: Report - "China and North Korea are reportedly discussing details of a plan allowing Chinese army forces to be deployed in the communist country for the first time in about two decades." - PressTV - Jan 15, 2011
  • Asia's unstable rise - "Politically, however, Beijing has been much less attractive in 2010. The Korean issue comes on top of controversies with Asean members in the South China Sea, as well as the dispute with Japan over the Senkaku islands." - Asiaone News - Jan 1, 2011
  • China Quietly Extends Footprints Into Central Asia - "Chinese officials see Central Asia as a critical frontier for their nation’s energy security, trade expansion, ethnic stability and military defense." - Asia Pacific - Jan 2, 2011
  • Dispatch: Chinese Influence in North Korea and the World- "Analyst Matt Gertken examines Chinese State Councillor Dai Bingguo's visit to North Korea amid tensions on the peninsula,..." - STRATFOR video (3:44 min)

  • North Korea sees itself surrounded by enemies - Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of chaff to Colin Powell, says that China may not need North Korea anymore as a buffer state (The Real News, Dec 5, 2010, 13:39 min)

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