South Korea Signs Defense Agreement With China
Seoul`s critics say Washington`s behavior is akin to harassment because it wants to set a precedent for impending negotiations on the cost of troops with Japan and NATO. Foreign Policy magazine recently reported that the United States wants Japan to increase its support to the 54,000 U.S. troops there by four to reach $8 billion. Seoul is also trying to set up additional military assistance lines with Beijing to promote communications, with Chinese military aircraft often violating South Korea`s air defense zone, creating an additional source of contention. The defence ministers of China and South Korea agreed. Their agreement stipulates that they will develop the defence of their country. They will create a strong and stable front for Northeast Asia. Although Donald Trump is currently the target of an impeachment investigation aimed at uniting U.S. military aid to Ukraine to demand that the nation “investigate” its political opponents, he remains the master of American foreign policy. This means that he retains the ability to undo decades of international politics on a whim, an ability he continues to use with ruthless dedication. Trump argues that the United States is paying too much to defend other countries and argues that wealthy allies like South Korea and Japan should bear more of the burden. But it lacks a crucial point: Korean soldiers are there not only to protect North Korea`s capitalist South, but also to maintain U.S.
military dominance in Northeast Asia, where China`s emerging military could threaten regional stability. The strengthening of military cooperation between China and Russia is another justification for the US military presence on the Korean peninsula. “If Japan does not want GSOMIA to stop, it should work with South Korea to find solutions to problems such as export control,” he said at a town hall meeting broadcast on television. The vast majority of Koreans agree, and a recent poll by the Korea Institute for National Reunification shows that 96% of people oppose Seoul paying more for the U.S. military presence. Seoul`s announcement coincided with growing discontent over the $5 billion ($3.9 billion) annual commission demanded by Washington to keep 28,500 U.S. troops in South Korea. Both sides have stagnated because of the so-called special measures agreement, with Trump first asking South Korea for about $5 billion a year to pay for U.S. SECURITY.
The government of South Korean President Moon Jae-in has hinted that it will not pay much more than the nearly $1 billion it agreed in 2019 in a one-year contract. On the sidelines of Sunday`s regional security talks in Bangkok, South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo and his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe agreed to set up more military assistance lines and advance a visit by Mr. Jeong to China next year to “promote bilateral trade and defence cooperation.” according to south Korea`s Defense Ministry.