* Date : 2021-03-31
The Biden administration is adding pressure against China over human rights abuses. The U.S. has criticized China for oppressing ethnic minorities, including Uyghurs in Xinjiang province. Washington also accused Pyeongyang of committing human rights violations. N. Korea responded strongly to the accusation.
Following the top U.S. officials’ trip to Seoul and Tokyo, N. Korea started strengthening its ties with China by exchanging verbal messages of the two nations’ leaders. Since the frosty encounter in Alaska between the U.S. and Chinese officials, a new front for the second Cold War appears to be forming between the S. Korea-U.S.-Japan coalition and that consist of N. Korea, China, and Russia. We bring in experts to discuss how S. Korea can navigate the challenging geopolitical tides moving forward.