Changing East Asia and the U.S. What/where is East Asia?. China Japan South Korea North Korea Taiwan Hong Kong -Geographical proximity - Historical/cultural connectedness. Important Trends. Shifting balance of economic and military power in Asia—rise of China
- Historical/cultural connectedness
2. Rapid, global industrialization
- #1 producer of coal, steel and cement
- produces 70% of the world’s toys
What NK wants?
Strong military w/ help of U.S.
President Lee Myung-bak willing to talk with NK but NK needs to:
Admit its attacks on SK
Cease any future attacks