Power Play

South Korea, the 'shrimp' swept up in fight of American and Chinese 'whales'

Anger against China is playing out in the campaign to succeed President Moon Jae-in next year. It could see Seoul shift towards Washington again should the conservatives win.

Growing anti-China sentiment in South Korea could see Seoul take a more pro-US stance after the country goes to the polls next year, says the writer.PHOTO: REUTERS

Power Play is a weekly column that looks at various facets of US-China rivalry and its implications for Asia.

SEOUL - Whenever election season comes around in South Korea, the "northern wind" blows.

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