China, Japan and South Korea Agree to Talk Things Through

May 15, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
After three years of bumpy relations, China, Japan and South Korea have once again gathered for a trilateral summit as they look for a way to harness their economic heft.

China, Japan and South Korea have explored combining their economic might with a trade alliance. But territorial squabbles and other roadblocks have stood in the way of that goal.


Japan, China and South Korea recently came together for a trilateral summit for the first time in three years. The summit, which was established a decade ago, has the potential to forge an economic bloc among the three countries that would have a major economic impact on global trade. But that can only happen if the regional powers can resolve territorial disputes, leadership squabbles and debates over the contentious future of the two Koreas....

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