Japan to speed pact with Korea, China...

Japan to speed pact with Korea, China: WSJ

There are 4 comments on the MarketWatch story from May 12, 2012, titled Japan to speed pact with Korea, China: WSJ. In it, MarketWatch reports that:

Japan is promising to speed up efforts to forge a trade agreement with South Korea and China, opening the prospect of a formidable union rivaling the largest regional pacts in the world, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.

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Taipei, Taiwan

#1 May 13, 2012
The free trade agreement between China, Japan and South Korea will strengthen the economic vitality of the region and will bring more peace and stability to the region that any U.S. military base in the region. War is bad business unless your the U.S. whose economy is dominated by the military industrial complex.
boondock saint

Thailand

#2 May 13, 2012
Just because you don't know what your rambling about, don't ever let that stop you from a good 'jab'.

Free southern China
2 Cents

TaoyŁan, Taiwan

#3 May 13, 2012
Countries whose economies are dependent on each other have a vested interest in stable relationships and peace. The free trade agreement between China, Japan and South Korea will increase trade between them and hence increase the region's stability.

On the other hand, the U.S. base in South Korea no longer serves any purpose. North Korea knows that it will be destroyed if it ever invaded South Korea whether the U.S. base is there or not. As such, the presence of the base doesn't enhance security and may in fact be counter productive as China only prevents the collapse of North Korea because it doesn't want a war addicted U.S. to have a military base at its border.

RayH

Guangzhou, China

#4 May 13, 2012
2 Cents wrote:
Countries whose economies are dependent on each other have a vested interest in stable relationships and peace. The free trade agreement between China, Japan and South Korea will increase trade between them and hence increase the region's stability.
On the other hand, the U.S. base in South Korea no longer serves any purpose. North Korea knows that it will be destroyed if it ever invaded South Korea whether the U.S. base is there or not. As such, the presence of the base doesn't enhance security and may in fact be counter productive as China only prevents the collapse of North Korea because it doesn't want a war addicted U.S. to have a military base at its border.
North Korea will build friendlier ties with the South as soon as the South's President Lee leaves office in December and Kim turns 30 in Jan. 2013.

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