REUTERS/Carlos Barria - The national flags of China (L) and South Korea are seen during the closing ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 27, 2010.

Opinion

China: Perception versus Reality

August 18, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon

Katharine Moon writes that since the July summit between Presidents Park Geun-hye and Xi Jinping, many South Koreans have wondered how China’s rise will affect its relations with South Korea. The real question is, however, whether China has the economic capability and political coherence to translate its large land mass and population into prolonged military power and global leadership.

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