Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)

Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)
Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations: Irredentism and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (ISBN-10: 0824824938)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Lee’ s FTA with China/ China vs. USA: TPP Case-I

Since last year, the US has been high-jacking the TPP framework from Singapore and three other countries that founded TPP. The US has persuaded Japan to participate to the TPP. After North Korean leader Kim Jong Il died in last December, the president of South Korea Lee Myung Bak visited Beijing on 9 January 2012. To get North Korean information is one thing, but the really purpose for his trip to China was to negotiate with China regarding an FTA. Since South Korea has already signed TPP with the US, it will be another victory if South Korea can bring China into the FTA negotiation table with China. According to Japanese media reportedly three countries: China, Japan, and South Korea will negotiate an FTA framework by May 2012 (Japan Times 10 January 2012). What will the US think about?

Source: koreaherald.com (access date: 6 March 2012).

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