Is South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s visit more about geopolitics or commerce?

ABC | Dec 14, 2021 at 8:33 AM
  • If you think Australia faces a difficult strategic balancing act, then spare a thought for South Korea.
  • South Korea has always tried to balance its ties with the US and China, not only because of its massive trade exposure but also because it wants and needs Beijing’s help to try and negotiate some sort of settlement which will induce the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program.
  • Robertson is also sceptical about some of the claims of strategic convergence between Australia and South Korea, and believes Seoul will simply continue the difficult task of balancing between the US and China.