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China-Korea relations : The insatiable Sino-Korean economic relationship: too much for Seoul to Swallow?

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  • China-Korea relations
  • Snyder, Scott
  • Center forStrategic and International Studies


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Title China-Korea relations
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The insatiable Sino-Korean economic relationship: too much for Seoul to Swallow?

Material Type Articles
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Snyder, Scott

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[Washington, D.C.]:Center forStrategic and International Studies

Date 2014-09
Pages 8
Subject Country China(Asia and Pacific)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Economy < Trade
Economy < Economic Administration
Holding Center forStrategic and International Studies

Abstract

Despite booming economic and tourist exchanges between Seoul and Beijing, some serious economic friction came to the fore in the last quarter. Officials in Seoul are getting a rather nasty taste of Beijing’s inflexibility on several political issues that may become serious turning points in the Sino-Korean relationship if not handled effectively. Although the dispute over China’s dumping of garlic in the South Korean market was settled this quarter--allowing resumed Korean exports of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of polyethylene and mobile phone equipment in exchange for an import quota ceiling on Chinese garlic exports to Korea--a new, potentially even more damaging dispute over lead fragments found in crab and blowfish imports from China has created a firestorm of indignation among the Korean public in late August over safety of imported Chinese seafood. (The rest omitted)