Spear and Shield (3): 3-Way Cooperation
Japan-U.S.-S. Korea Link Being Tested amid Changing Geopolitics
Seoul/Washington, Sept. 15 (Jiji Press)--In September 2015, a major military parade was held at Tiananmen Square in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of China's victory in the 1937-1945 war with Japan.
Among guests at the viewing deck was then South Korean President Park Geun-hye, side by side with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, presenting a shocking scene to Japan and the United States.
Park attended the Chinese event, despite calls from Tokyo and Washington on her to refrain from doing so.
While Japan and the United States are increasingly wary of China's ambitions of expanding its influence in the Pacific region, South Korea's attitude toward China remains vacillatory, as a result of its economic reliance on that country.
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