OPINION: AN ECHO OF COLONIAL BRITAIN IN CHINA’S BOYCOTT AGAINST SOUTH KOREA

(South China Morning Post) China’s actions come at a time of huge weakness in South Korea. The fall of President Park Geun-hye in a corruption scandal has meant that a victory for the leftist Democratic Party, which seemed unfeasible just a year ago, is now the most likely result in May’s presidential election.

The boycott is particularly puzzling because it does greatest harm in the long term not to South Korea’s economy, but to China’s careful diplomatic attempts to portray itself as a cooperative and valued neighbour.

Source: BY RANA MITTER, South China Morning Post

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